The head of medical record of Kubwa General Hospital in Abuja, Bassey Amah, on Wednesday said that the ex-minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, does not have any medical record with the facility.
Mr Amah gave evidence before Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe, a judge at the Ikeja Special Offence Court, in the ongoing alleged medical report forgery of the former minister.
While being led in evidence by the counsel to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Rotimi Oyedepo, the first prosecution witness said, “Mr Femi Fani-Kayode does not have a record with Kubwa General Hospital”.
Mr Amah confirmed he is the chief custodian of medical records who takes vital information from patients at the hospital.
According to him on October 3rd, 2021, Kubwa General Hospital received a letter from the EFCC to investigate the authenticity of a medical report on Mr Fani-Kayode.
The witness said upon receiving a letter dated October 3, 2021, from the EFCC to investigate the defendant, a response was sent on October 13, 2021, to the commission by the hospital.
The EFCC lawyer, probing the head of medical record department further on what the position of the hospital is on the exhibits earlier admitted and marked by the judge, the witness insisted “As I said earlier, Mr. Fani-Kayode is not our patient and has no medical report in our hospital.
“The name is not even found there…the number is not our hospital unit number.”
He added that he does not know a certain Tochukwu Eze in the hospital where he works as a Chief of Medical Record.
Further hearing in the matter continues on February 25.
The EFCC arraigned the former minister on a 12-count charge of forging a medical report to evade trial.