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Medical Doctor, 3 Others Charged To Court For Corruption, Theft

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The Police in Benin, the Edo State capital have charged four employees of the Federal Psychiatrist Hospital, Uselu, including a medical doctor, to the Egor Magistrate’s Court, over allegations of corruption and plot to taint the reputation and profession of one Taiwo Agho, also an employee of the hospital.

The accused persons, Charles Ikeji, 58; Morgan Osadebamwen, 56; ‎ Akerele Onero, 42 and Orhiakhi Kennedy, 44, alongside some others who have taken to their heels, were alleged to have on August 25, 2014, at Uselu, connived to commit official corruption, thereby committing an offence punishable under section 516 of the Criminal Code, cap. 48 Vol. II, Laws of Bendel State of Nigeria 1976 as applicable in Edo State.

The accused were also alleged to have attempted to commit felony by making efforts to steal the file, belonging to Taiwo Agho, thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 509 of the Criminal Code.

According to prosecution, the 3rd accused, Akerele Onero, was alleged to have, on August 28, 2014, bribed one Sunday Adache with the sum of N2,000 in order ‎to take away with the official file of Ifueko Agho.

The accused persons who pleaded not guilty to the charges levied against them were granted bail in the sum of N200, 000 each and one surety who must be resident in Egor.

The magistrate, Igho Braimoh however adjourned the case to December 4, 2014.

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