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ICPC Recovers N477, 000 For Spinal Cord Patient

The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) ‎has recovered the sum of N477, 300:00 for an applicant and resident of Abuja, Iorver Terumbur which the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital could not refund after refusing to treat him of his spinal cord injury.

While appreciating the Commission for a job well done, Terumbur commended the ICPC for the recovery of the sum of N477, 300:00 which the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital could not refund after refusing to treat him.

Terumbur, who presented his commendation in a letter dated 14th April, 2015, stated that the Teaching Hospital failed to treat him after it
received the required payment and later discharged him without making refund to him for good 12 months (May 2014 – April 2015).

According to the Petitioner, the said amount paid to the hospital was for the cost of implant of eight screws and two rods in his spinal cord, consumables and drugs.

He charged the operatives of the Commission to keep the good work they exhibited in not collecting any bribery or tip before or after they recovered the money for him.

“This selfless effort of the Commission in recovering this money for me has completely deleted the bad impressions that some of us had on the enforcement agencies, that a common citizen cannot get justice because he has no money to bribe .” The patient emphasized.

Responding to this commendation, the Chairman of the Commission, Mr Ekpo Nta stated that “Our effort in anti-corruption as it affects all Nigerians, including the masses, will be pursued with all vigour and concern”.

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