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 claimed.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had slammed a 12-count charge against Fani-Kayode over the allegation of forging a 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 a document under false pretence, contrary to the provision of Section 369 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State 201, and he pleaded not guilty.
However, at the resumed proceeding, Mr Amah, an EFCC witness, stated in his evidence that Fani-Kayode did not have a record with Kubwa General Hospital.
Led-in-evidence by EFCC counsel, Mr Rotimi Oyedepo, the first prosecution witness, said that on October 3, 2021, Kubwa General Hospital received a letter from the EFCC to investigate the authenticity of a medical report presented by Mr Femi Fani-Kayode.
Justice Olubunmi Abike-Fadipe subsequently adjourned a further hearing to February 25, 2022.