Fani-kayode Medical Report Didn’t Emanates From Us – Witness

The head of medical records at the Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja, Mr. Bassey Amah has told a Special Offences Court, Ikeja that a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode was not a patient in the facilities as he claim.

Mr. Amah who is EFCC witness disclosed this in his evidence that Fani-Kayode was at no time a patient of the hospital.

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had slammed 12-count charge against Fani-Kayode over allegation of forging medical report to mislead the court.

Fani-Kayode was said to have allegedly obtained a fake medical report to get bail during his trial in a sister case at Federal High Court in Lagos.

He was therefore arraigned for procuring document under false pretence, contrary to the provision of Section 369 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 201 and he pleaded not guilty.

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However, at the resumed proceeding, Amah, who is the head of medical records at the Kubwa General Hospital, Abuja said Fani-Kayode does not have a record with Kubwa General Hospital.

Led-in-evidence by EFCC counsel, Mr. Rotimi Oyedepo, the first prosecution witness said, On October 3, 2021, Kubwa General Hospital received a letter from the EFCC to investigate the authenticity of a medical report on Mr. Femi Fani-Kayode.

He explained that the investigation by the hospitaI revealed that the defendant does not have a record with the facility.

He insisted that the medical report purportedly emanating from his hospital is not authentic.

“Mr. Fani-Kayode is not our patient and has no medical report in our hospital. The name is not even found there. The doctor that signed the medical report is not our doctor. The number is not our hospital unit number.”

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After his testimony, Mr. Oyedepo tendered EFCC letter of request dated 3rd October 2021 and the letter of response from Kubwa General Hospital dated 13th October, 2021.

The defendant counsel, Mr. Norrison Quakers (SAN), opposed to the admissibility of the documents as evidence, he argued that witness in the box was not a maker of the document.

He submitted that the witness introduced himself as Bassey Amah, he is not the maker, he can’t even give evidence on the document.

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Mr. Oyedepo however countered him, that the document tendered is a public document, noting that It emanated from Kubwa General Hospital and the witness in the box has given evidence on oath.

“He has told the court how they received the document, how it was investigated and how letter was prepared.

In a short ruling, Justice Abike-Fadipe ruled that the letter was issued by the medical Director, noting that the hospital itself can not come to give evidence and can only do so via one of the human personnel.

Justice Abike-Fadipe subsequently adjourned further hearing to February 25, 2022.

Wahab Akinlade

Akinlade I. WAHAB is a dedicated journalist and the proprietor of I-WAHAB Media. He embarked on his career at Murhi International TV (MiTV) and subsequently joined Radio Nigeria as a Judicial Correspondent.With a profound interest in legal reporting, he currently holds the positions of Chairman at the National Association of Judicial Correspondents (NAJUC), Ikeja Branch, and Chairman at the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Radio Nigeria Chapel.As the owner of I-WAHAB Media, he has successfully established Top Court News, a platform renowned for providing comprehensive coverage of court cases and legal developments, with the aim of promoting transparency within the judicial system.Akinlade's diligent work and unwavering commitment to ethical reporting have earned him immense respect within the Nigerian journalism community.

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