The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has recovered the sum of Four million, sixteen thousand, five-hundred and sixty-two naira forty-five kobo (N4,016,562.45k) from a former Chief Medical Director (CMD), Prof Akin Osubogu of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.
The recovery was sequel to a petition forwarded to the Commission which alleged that the former CMD had approved and paid himself the sum of N4, 016,562.45 as allowance for accrued leave.
In the course of investigations, the Heads of the Federal Civil Service Commission and the National Income, Salaries and Wages Commission responded to inquiries by ICPC operatives and faulted this conduct, averring that the payments contravened provisions of the Public Service Rules and Financial Regulations.
By this conduct, the former CMD allegedly committed administrative malfeasance and abused his position as a public officer. He was therefore asked to refund the money into the Recovery Account of ICPC.
He complied promptly, and the Commission has since returned the money to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba.