According to the National Hospital, Muhuyi Magaji Rimin Gado, the suspended chairman of the Kano State Public Complaints and Anti-Corruption Commission (PCACC), presented a fake medical record.
On July 14, 2021, the Kano State House of Assembly had invited Rimin Gado to appear before its ad-hoc committee investigating a petition against him.
In spite of citing health grounds and attaching medical records, he did not appear before the house, thus forcing them to demand a certified true copy.
By letter dated July 19, 2021, with reference number NHA/CMAC/GC/0117/2021/V.I/01 signed by Dr. A.A. Umar, the hospital asserted that it had investigated the documents and found that they were forged.
“Following your request and our investigation, we wish to state the following findings. In part of the letter, it reads, “There is no patient named Muhuyi Magaji in our hospital record and no folder was opened in that name.”.
The medical records of Rimingado have generated controversy on social media, with many medical practitioners picking holes in the documents and questioning their authenticity, which likely prompted lawmakers to write the National Hospital about the matter.
Rmin Gado’s medical record has not only been disowned by the hospital, but no medical record bearing his name is under its custody
“Our records indicate that the name and signature of doctor (Dr. Bayo) on the Medical Report belong to no staff member of the National Hospital, Abuja.
The National Hospital no longer writes laboratory investigations on paper but instead transmits them electronically.
According to the hospital, “in light of the above, Sir, the Medical Report/documents attached with their photocopies are not authentic.”.
As soon as the House submits its report to the government, criminal charges will be filed against the former anti-corruption chief.
The state Assembly suspended Rimin Gado earlier this month for alleged misconduct following an altercation with the state government regarding its rejection of its nominee for the commission.
Later, Barrister Mahmoud Balarabe was appointed acting chairman of the PCACC in his place.