Dr Nkereuwem Sunday Etukudoh, the Provost of Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology, FSMLT, Jos, has temporarily forfeited his properties to the Federal Government. This was sequel to the order granted by Justice D. D. Longi of the Plateau State High Court in a corruption case before it. The properties include a duplex, two parcels of land and four flats.
The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, had sought the order of court to seize illegally acquired properties by Etukudoh.
Etukudo is standing trial alongside Yusuf Samuel, Accountant, FSMLT; Ernest Demtoe, Secretary of Tenders Board, FSMLT; Goodluck Echewa, and Esio Udoh, both contractors of FSMLT, on a 15-count charge of conspiracy, official corruption and diversion of FSMLT funds to the tune of N359million.
The prosecution had on Thursday February 22, 2018 presented its first witness, Ethel Ekam, a former staff of the FSMLT, who narrated how Etukudo and his accomplices mismanaged N359million FSMLT funds and tendered relevant documents to back up the claim.
However, attempts by the defence counsel to pose questions to the witness relating to a document was objected to by the prosecution as the document referred to was not in an admissible form.
The case was adjourned till May 31 and June 1 2018 for cross examination.