The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) has recovered the sum of N4,016,562.45k from a former Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, Prof Akin Osibogun.
This came following a petition forwarded to the Commission which alleged that the former CMD had approved and paid himself the recovered sum 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 State University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, the ICPC noted.