- The Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission has recovered multi-million naira equipment from a private residence in Akwa Ibom state
- The equipment includes one dialysis machine, two 15 KVA generators, an infant incubator and others
- The equipment is allegedly meant for a cottage hospital in Essien Udim local government area of the state
Multi-million naira equipment has been recovered from a private residence in Akwa Ibom state by the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC).
The equipment is allegedly meant for a cottage hospital in Essien Udim local government area of the state, The Nation reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the equipment includes one dialysis machine, two 15 KVA generators, an infant incubator and others.
The commissioner of police in the state, Shola Shodipo, said: “ICPC is interested in constituency projects and has set up tracking groups in 12 states. In the course of our assignment, we discovered that the equipment – three dialysis machines and others – meant for the Ukana Cottage hospital, were not delivered. We found only one in a private place which was not delivered or put in place in the hospital.
“These machines and other equipment were meant to be delivered since 2018. We have taken the equipment to the appropriate location. The equipment are supposed to help the community in healthcare.
“We are still investigating. I will not be able to tell for now, but I can tell you that the equipment were meant for the Cottage Hospital and a particular company was awarded the contract.”
The hospital consultant, Dr. Mary Udoh, expressed gratitude to the ICPC for ensuring that the equipment was delivered to the hospital.
She said: “On behalf of the hospital management, I want to say we are very happy receiving the equipment today. I thank the ICPC for ensuring that these equipment were delivered to the right place. The equipment will help us in our service delivery to the people."
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the police in Akwa Ibom said they arrested one Ejike Nwankwo, a staff of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) working in Akwa Ibom for allegedly being in possession of four card readers illegally after the 2019 general elections.
The police public relations officer in the state, SP Odiko Macdon, confirmed the arrest to newsmen in Uyo on Wednesday, May 22.
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