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EFCC to go after NGOs, doctors issuing fake medical reports – Magu

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Edwin Eriye

Ibrahim Magu, the acting chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, has disclosed that the agency will extend its dragnet to medical doctors who issue fake medical reports to people facing prosecution on alleged economic crimes in the country.

He stated that fake medical reports issued by doctors were also responsible for the prolonging pf cases in the court.

Magu gave an example of a scenario where a defence counsel argued that his client, who was brought to the court on a stretcher, was going to die if he was not allowed to proceed to India the next day.

“The unexpected however happened when the prosecution requested for two minutes from the judge, he left the court room and returned with a live snake and before they knew what was happening, the man on the stretcher fled ahead of every other person.

“This is really the situation, am telling you this is exactly what’s happening now, we will extend our investigations to doctors who connive with criminals and give them fake medical reports.

“EFCC is conducting investigations on some non-governmental organisations operating in the northeast as they were being used to move cash around by looters and people who are opposed to the peaceful co-existence of Nigerians.

“We are worried also because of the activities of the NGOs in the northwest. We are conducting very serious investigations. In fact, we will blank some of them because their activities are very worrisome.

“There is a lot of cash movement. Sometimes, they bring in cash, they fly in the cash as well. There is no way some of these NGOs will continue to operate in this country because we are facing a lot of insurgency, illegal mining and banditry. They are all funded by looters and by people who are opposed to the peaceful co- existence of Nigerians” Magus said.

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