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Doctor Jailed Two Years for Stealing Hospital Beds in A’Ibom
Doctor Jailed Two Years for Stealing Hospital Beds in A’Ibom

An Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Eket Local Government Area of the state has sentenced a medical doctor, Nwaopara Adolphus Uche to two years in prison for stealing.

The accused was convicted of stealing hospital beds from Immanuel General Hospital, Eket and Immanuel Psychiatric Hospital, Eket and converted them to his private clinic.

Doctor Uche was said to have used his position as the Medical Superintendent of Immanuel Psychiatric Hospital to commit the said crime.

The court, presided over by Hon. Justice Nsemeke Daniel, convicted the 39-year-old doctor, a native of Mbiere in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State, on a two-count charge of stealing and conspiracy.

Also convicted and sentenced to one year imprisonment each were: Kubiat Anthony Isidore, a 28-year-old welder from Ikot Idim in Odoro Ikot, Essien Udim Local Government Area, who conspired with the doctor and Felix Samuel Ekwere, a 35-year-old security man in Immanuel General Hospital, from Ekpene Obo in Esit Eket who was caught moving out some of the stolen hospital beds from the hospital at night.

Samuel is said to have confessed to the police that it was the convicted medical superintendent that sent him.