24-yr-Old Man remanded for forging LASUTH medical to dupe employer N30m

 

A 24-year old man, Adekunle Kolawole has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate Court for allegedly forging a medical bills bearing Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH with the intent to use the report to defraud his employer of the sum of N30 million.

Police alleged that trouble started for the accused when he went to report to the Police that his boss, a Chinese National who trades in imported bags assaulted him and allegedly inflicted injury on his abdomen.

Based on the report, the Police issued a treatment paper for him to go to a government-owned hospital for treatment and to get a medical report to enable them arrest his boss for interrogation.

Police further alleged that instead of the accused to go to a government hospital as directed, he allegedly went to pay the sum of N10,000 to someone to help him procured a fake medical report bills valued at N30 million with No 0013323 dated 2 March, 2018 bearing LASUTH which was purportedly signed by one Dr M.A. Bamidele to enable him collect more money from his boss.

A Police source alleged that nemesis, however, caught up with the accused when he presented the medical report bills to his employer to pay him the N30 million he used for the treatment of the injury he inflicted on him.

Sensing foul play, the Chinese wrote the management of LASUTH to confirm the genuineness of the medical report and they replied that the medical report was fake, leading to the accused’s arrest.

During investigation, according to the Police, the accused allegedly confessed to the crime that someone advised him
to forge the medical report to enable him collect more money from his boss because he would not want the Police to hear about the assault.

The accused was charged before the Igbosere Magistrate Court on a two-count charge of felony to wit, forging LASUTH medical report.

Police Counsel, SP Henry Obiazi informed the Court in charge No C/64/2018 that the accused committed the offence in Ojodu, Lagos.

Obiazi told the Court that the accused deliberately forged the LASUTH medical report just to defraud his employer of N30m before nemesis caught up with him.

Obiazi said the offences committed were punishable under sections 411, 365 and (1) of the Criminal Laws of Lagos State, 2015.

The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the alleged crime and Magistrate R.O Davies granted him bail
In the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.

Davies adjourned the case till 24 October, 2018 and ordered that the defendant be kept in Prison till he perfected the bail conditions.

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