Mrs. Dorothy Chigozie Amalili, sentenced to three years in jail for defrauding hospital

Written by on February 24, 2022

A former Revenue Officer with the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu, Mrs. Dorothy Chigozie Amalili, has been sentenced to three years in jail for defrauding the hospital of 4.6 million Naira.

Mrs. Amalili, who was jailed by Justice K. Okpe, of the Enugu State High Court, sitting in Enugu, was accused by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) of diverting 4,644.030 million Naira belonging to the hospital for personal use.

The suspect, while performing her duties would write the actual amounts collected from patients on the original copy of the receipts, while writing lesser amounts on the duplicate and triplicate copies of the same receipts kept in the Accounts Department for audit purposes, which enabled her to remit a lesser sum of money than the actual amount collected for the hospital, thereby fraudulently retaining the difference.

Through this means, she was able to defraud the hospital of N4,644.030, over a period of time.

The sentencing further includes the convict making a refund of the entire sum that she embezzled to the National Orthopedic Hospital, Enugu.

Ango Bally

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