The management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital, Abakaliki, Ebonyi State, has raised the alarm over cases of job scam in the institution perpetrated by some fraudulent elements in collaboration with some staff members.
In a statement, signed by the Director of Administration, Calistus Okonkwo, on behalf of the management, and made available to journalists on Wednesday, the hospital called on the general public not to fall prey to these unscrupulous elements, as there was no job recruitment currently going on in the hospital.
It also warned the perpetrators to desist from dragging the name of the Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr. Emeka Onwe Ogah to disrepute by falsely connecting him with their nefarious activities, adding that the management would not be involved in any discussion relating to any outcome of such fraud.
The statement reads: “It has come to the notice of management of Alex Ekwueme Federal University Teaching Hospital Abakaliki (AEFUTHA), that some unscrupulous elements are going about defrauding the unsuspecting members of the public of money in the name of securing appointment for them in the institution.
“The worst of all is that they front the name of the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the hospital, Dr. Emeka Onwe Ogah, as his agent.
“The management is by this notice alerting the general public that there is no job recruitment going on at AEFUTHA much more asking people to bring money, as recruitment is always advertised in national dailies.
“The general public is therefore warned in their own interest never to fall prey to those wolves as they may be taking a risk that they alone will be liable to.
“The management also shall not be in a position to discuss any matter concerning giving out of money to anyone, as they never asked anybody to collect money on behalf of the CMD or any other member of the top management. Please be warned.”
There have been recent allegations making the rounds that jobs were being sold in the hospital for different amounts ranging from N500, 000 to N1 million, depending on one’s area of interest.