Jonathan Chief Physician Don Enter N258.9m Scam

EFCC boss Magu
EFCC boss Magu

The EFCC arraign Fortunate Fiberesima wey serve during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan

– Him allegedly use him position award contract wey be say na scam

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) don arraign Fortunate Fiberesima wey serve as chief executive officer of the State House Medical Centre during the administration of Goodluck Jonathan for N258.9 million contract scam.

The Punch report say Fiberesima dey arraigned before Justice Peter Affen of the Federal Capital Territory High Court wey dey sit for Maitama in Abuja on a six-count charge of money laundering.

The anti-graft agency claim say him use him position as the Chief Physician to then president, Goodluck Jonathan, to award contract to a company where him get interests. Him however plead not guilty to all the charges against him by the EFCC. Part of the charges read say: “That you , Dr Fortunate Fiberesima (a.k.a Fortunate David and David Thank God Fiberesima), being the Former Chief Executive Officer of the state House Medical Centre, Abuja and Chief Physician to the President and while employed in the public service, sometime in 2012, in Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court, knowingly and directly held a private interest in the contract for land reclamation at the State House Medical Centre, Abuja in the sum of Two Hundred and Fifty Eight Million, Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand Naira (N258,950,000.00), which contract was awarded to T. E & C Limited, a company in which you were a director, and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under Section 12 of the Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Act, 2000.”
The counsel to the defendant ask the court to grant Fiberesima bail. Him beg say him no get any criminal record and promise say him go always dey available for hearing. The EFCC no oppose the bail and the case dey postponed to June 6 as them ask the defendant to submit him international passport.

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