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A second Prosecution witness in the trial of former Aviation Minister, Mr Femi Fani-Kayode standing trial for alleged procurement of fake medical certificate has told a Special Offences Court sitting in Ikeja how she was called by Fani-Kayode to procure the medical reports for different amount.
Abidat, a media practitioner gave evidence on how Fani-Kayode gave her N120,000 for the first forged medical certificate, N150,000 for the second forged medical report, N250,000 to procured the 3rd forged medical report and the sum of N300,000 for the fourth forged medical report.

She also told Justice Abike-Fadipe that Fani- Kayode dictated the contents of the forged medical certificate.

Fani-Kayode is facing 12 counts charges before Justice Abike-Fadipe, brought against him by the EFCC, following his alleged use of forged medical report(s), tendered before Justice Daniel Osiagor of the Federal High Court sitting in Ikoyi, Lagos, where he is being prosecuted by the EFCC for an alleged N4.9billion fraud.

One of the counts reads: “That you, Femi Fani-Kayode, on or about the 11th day of October, 2021 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, by fraudulently used a false document titled: MEDICAL REPORT ON OLUFEMI FANI-KAYODE 60 YEARS/MALE/HOSP. NO. 00345 DATED 11/10/2021 before the Federal High Court, Lagos Judicial Division in charge No. FHC/L/251C/2016 which document you purported to have been issued by Kubwa General Hospital.”

Another count reads: “That you, Femi Fani-Kayode, on or about the 23rd day of March, 2021 in Lagos, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, fraudulently used a false document titled: TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN RE: FEMI FANI-KAYODE MALE/60 YEARS HOSPITAL. NO. 32145 DATED 23rd MARCH 2021 before the Federal High Court, Lagos Judicial Division in charge No. FHC/L/251C/2016 which document you purported to have been issued by Kubwa General Hospital.”

He pleaded “not guilty” to the charges when he was first arraigned on December 17, 2021.

At resumed of proceeding on Thursday, the prosecution’s first witness, Bassey Amah, who introduced himself as Head, Medical Records, Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja, was cross-examined by the lead defence counsel, N.I. Quakers, SAN.

Under cross-examination, Quakers, SAN, through the witness, tendered in evidence a Certified True Copy of his hospital’s identity card, and it was thereafter admitted in evidence as Exhibit P2.

Quakers had noted during cross-examination that on the said ID card, the witness was identified as Assistant Chief Medical Record Officer, while he told the Court that he was the Head of the hospital’s Medical Record Unit.

However, under re-examination by lead prosecuting counsel, Rotimi Oyedepo, the witness, however, clarified that what was on the ID card was his rank and that by designation he is the Head of the Medical Record Unit.

The defence also through the witness, tendered in evidence the extrajudicial statement of the witness, which was volunteered to the EFCC in the course of investigations and it was admitted as Exhibit P3.

Through the witness, the defence also tendered in evidence the letter of the EFCC addressed to the Managing Director of the Hospital with respect to investigation into the said medical report. The letter and its attachment were admitted in evidence as Exhibit P4 and P4a.

Upon the discharge of the Pw1, the prosecution team called the second witness Abidat a media practitioner who informed the court how she was called by FFK to procure the medical reports for different amount. It was her evident that she Fani-Kayode gave her N120,000 for the first forged medical certificate, N150,000 for the second forged medical report, N250,000 to procured the 3rd forged medical report and the sum of N300,000 for the fourth forged medical report.

She also informed the court of how FFK dictated the what should be the content of the medical report should contain.

She told the court that her Samsung phone used in communicating with the FFK was recovered by the Commission.

The learned trial Judge adjourned the matter to enable the prosecution tender the phone in evidence.

The case has been adjourned till April 8 and 29, 2

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