Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Corruption and the pain of being a Nigerian physician. Written by Ahidjo Abdulkadiri Kawu



Colleagues,

1. I am a spine surgeon employed at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada Abuja as a consultant.
2. I was a fellow of Scoliosis Research Society at the New York Hospital for Joint Diseases, US in August 2010 under the tutelage of Dr Baron S Lonner.
3. At the completion of my training, Dr Baron S Lonner on my behalf approached Samantha Torres of DePuy Spine Inc US for donation of spine equipment to help operate indigent patients in Nigeria to put to practice all I have learnt with him.
4. On the 15th December 2010, DePuy Spine Inc US approved the donation of some spine items for use by me at the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada.
5. I contacted my hospital management who informed me to ship the equipment to Nigeria.
6. My clearing agent Siklaw Global Resource Ltd after completing the Form M and risk assessment paid the custom duty on the 6th march 2011.
7. The equipment was shipped in to Nigeria from the US and arrived in May 2011.
8. On arrival, the O/C (Officer in Charge) Custom Services Mr Wakama GAP inspected the document and said that we must settle him before he release the good since the donated equipment has a value of about N50 million.
9. I instructed the clearing agent to refuse to part with any money.
10. In order to frustrate the release of the equipment he refused to examine or release the equipment till it incurred a demurrage of N27, 800.00. His Immediate bosses intervene and directed him to inspect and release the equipment
11. In-order to justify his delay in inspecting the goods, he wrote a report that we undervalued the goods so as to evade payment of the requisite custom duty
12. Due to his greed; the need to justify his action and covered his crime he forgot that medical equipment and donated materials for humanitarian purpose do not attract any duty
13. This issue dragged on till 15th July 2011, when I wrote an official petition to the Comptroller General of the Nigeria Custom Service.
14. There was no response from the Nigeria Custom Service till October 2011 when I officially reported the case to ICPC for further action
15. In November, I was invited by the investigation officer from Nigeria Custom Service to tell my story
16. I was informed by the investigating officer that I have not done anything wrong and that the officer knows that too and that the equipment will be brought to the hospital for me.
17. Since November till date, the equipment is still at the storage which the Nigeria Custom Service has refused to release
18. I have discharged home to die many patients who would have benefited from this equipment.
19. I wanted the government to investigate this claim and appropriate sanction should be applied to this irresponsible officer whose greed has led to death of many indigent patients in Nigeria, yet I have not received any correspondence from them.
This is the story of Nigeria, where thieves have taken up our lives and greed is our religion

69 comments:

  1. I am already scandal fatigued but this still strikes me. What can we do then? Could you provide the name of the customs man or at worst his station. This must not continue pleeeease.

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    1. Haha! And what would you do Adedamola? But I can imagine your anger.

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  2. Nigeria cannot, or refuses to buy new and up-to-date medical equipment, and donated ones cannot come into the country by reason of corruption. Is this a cursed country? Corruption is surely a curse!!!

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  3. Well, as much as this shames and annoys me, I am the least surprised. What, however, gladdens my heart is that you have exposed it. If only all well-meaning Nigerians would do same instead of succumbing and encouraging this sore ill by complying... Most Nigerians are happy pay bribes, boast and justify all it by pointing at corruption elsewhere. And this is where we are; shame on us all. Bravo Ahidjo; I am proud of you for this.

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  4. Now, there are names here - enough for the ICPC to go on and prosecute these guys. Sadly, the won't. Sadly!

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  5. http://www.bribenigeria.com

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  6. The blood of the dead will judge them. "Elese o ni lo lai j'ere ese e".

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  7. Ayodele Da-Silva21 March 2012 at 10:14

    I am shocked that the Customs authorities know your story the way you've related it here and still held on to these life saving equipment. Not even one person among them can take necessary action even in the name of human rights. See how corruption has eaten deep into the fabric of this nation? I weep in my heart for this entity named Nigeria. May the almoghty God rescue us.

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  8. Its a shame, one wouldnt blame those that chose the nigerian way out in every situation cause it saves valuable time and quells unnecessary disturbances.

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  9. I have watched an accident victim brought into a general hospital die the next day because he was left unattended.......I have experienced first hand how we disregard life - the most valuable asset. Call it incompetence or corruption, they spring from each other; a vicious, cancerous cycle eating up our nation. God help us all!!!

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  10. In Nigeria, every government establishment is corrupt. These customs and immigration officials have been taking bribe for decades and nobody can stop them yet. If the medical doctor wants the equipment he must pay them some bribe.

    It is wrong but that is how Nigeria works. What is better, bribe them or allow patients to continue to due off? The choice belongs to him like the Yoruba proverb: Only Mr Alatise can help himself with the best option.

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  11. n Nigeria, every government establishment is corrupt. These customs and immigration officials have been taking bribe for decades and nobody can stop them yet. If the medical doctor wants the equipment he must pay them some bribe.

    It is wrong but that is how Nigeria works. What is better, bribe them or allow patients to continue to DIE off? The choice belongs to him like the Yoruba proverb: Only Mr Alatise can help himself with the best option.

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  12. Na wa o! Even d very ICPC way we dey ready next monday to go abj go report issues, i tire kai dis country need flushing and dat o/c na hausa man na dem no care bcos magani garigagiya dey

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  13. Thank you Kayode, I never thought my story would stir Nigerians to action again after all we have been through. I was wrong. St Augustine once said, 'he who does not show mercy, would never receive one'. I only live for one thing, to make the world a better place for my people through medicine. I see myself pretty much like you idol, Che Guevera Enersto Serna, to change the world I live. Please remember that I have made a stance and it is your responsibility to once a while investigate how many indigent patients I have treated; how many young doctors I have inspired to be useful to our people and how many fights I have taken upon myself to fight to help my country grow. I will never disappoint all of you and I remain indebted to all of you for helping me shout on top of your chest.

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    1. Mr. Dr. Can you kindly confirm pls
      1. If you ever met the custom guy personally or by proxy
      2. If the value you presented for your consignment was below the actual value
      3. What was the difference if there was?

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    2. I am awaiting your answers and or response based on my queries pls. Thanks.

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  14. Ferarri Adewale Akinbiola22 March 2012 at 14:48

    Dr., i want you to know that you are not alone, we are with you in this your laudable stand against corruption. One wonders how the interest of a single customs officer Wakama Gap could be bigger than that of thousands of suffering Nigerian patients out there ! Please let's make so much (right) noise about this to the whole world till those equipments are released.

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  15. Kayode, we need to ask this guy some questions.
    1. What is the value of the consignment?
    2. What value did he present?
    3. Did he ever have any interface, personally or by proxy with the said custom officer?

    Anyway, I await the probe by the NASS because I am confident this episode is malicious and a tissue of half tales.

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    1. Kayode, in all fairness can you pls reach the Doctor to kindly respond to my innocent questions. The thrust of journalism is balanced reporting and in order for us to have that, we need these questions to be candidly answered and or denied.

      So we can make progress in unearthing the truth about this very sad episode and I hope the Dr knows the implications of libel and malicious misrepresentation of facts?

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  16. Firstly I would like to say that the named officer is an uncle of mine,and to his fairness I would like to say that his only a puppet to the puppet masters.Dr could you pls do me a favour and look at the bigger picture in this scenario,which is that his superior have known about this issue for a while and still your equipment hasn't been released, well hasn't it occurred to you that they too probably want some of the spoils??? I live abroad and I have spoken to my uncle on many occasions to ship in cars to Nigeria and he has told me that I would have to settle and that if I don't , the money would have to come out of his pocket and his not too keen on that, and to basically make it easy the bosses have instructed them on who to charge and how much to charge too.A lot of nigerians leave Nigeria for abroad and then they want to compare , but sorry mate this is Nigeria and the rules are different. Everyone knows that when doing business in Nigeria you have to put money aside for things like this,but sorry Dr in this case you haven't. As an intelligent person which I know u are I would advice you to hurry up and pay up so that no one else would die anymore. I think you are solely to blame for the deaths of these sick people and not one junior custom officer that is acting under stiff instructions from the above. And do you also think that a junior officer can hold ur equipments for so long, think smartly cheers

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    1. Thanks for coming to the defense of your uncle. A thief is a thief even when he serves a big master-thief. In our country, if we caught all the small thieves we would then get the chance to get at the big ones. It is a shame that you have admitted that your uncle is one of the thieves at the port who works for bigger thieves. When he is roasted, he would sing and all his accomplices would sink with him. As yoruba would say, the son of a thief is a ....., I would add that the nephew of a thief is also a .....!

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  17. Doctor I have questions and doubts since your claims don't add up i find your story hard to believe i am sure you know the implications of your false accusations


    You sadi “My clearing agent Siklaw Global Resource Ltd after completing the Form M and risk assessment paid the custom duty on the 6th march 2011.

    For your information:
    1. Form M is only completed by the authorized dealer bank of the importer but is approved by destination agency-

    So i submit that
    1)Your clearing agent Siklaw Reources has no business originating these documents unless they are now a bank et al,,,,this is fraud and forgery at play-
    2) Risks Assessment Reports (RAR) are generated by destination Inspections Agents not clearing agents please…what is the status of the RAR?
    3) What is the amount they paid as duty?if they paid duty assuming correct duty why was the consignment seized
    4.Do you have a copy of the inspection report- I am sure the goods where inspected by all bonafide agencies and a report issued

    You also made mention that :
    "On arrival, the O/C (Officer in Charge) Custom Services Mr Wakama GAP inspected the document and said that we must settle him before he release the good since the donated equipment has a value of about N50 million"

    1. Do you have any evidence of his demand to back your allegations?
    2. Since the equipment are donated-
    3. I believe you have the relevant papers to back that claim and appropriate authorization to get waivers from the relevant authorities?
    4. I believe there are procedure to clear donated items as spelt out in the Customs and exercise act your clearing agent should know better
    5. You also claimed the equipment are worth about N50million naira..i want to assume that you declared that on arrival and there was no discrepancies on your part?
    6. We would wish to know if your clearing agent can speak up on this matter…

    I suspect sharp practice and collusion of sort between Consignee and Clearing agent
    .I repeat If the correct custom duty by was paid by your clearing agent why should your consignment get seized

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    1. Thank you for highlighting your points. The equipment is donated to Nigerians through me to be used by all doctors who would operate on the spine. The donated goods is N50 million Naira. All relevant documents have been verified by the custom's investigation team set up and I have been cleared that we have done the right thing and followed due process.For you information I have been apologized to and that the equipment has been expressly released officially though yet to take possession.
      I am a doctor who have sworn an oath to save lives and my commitment is to humanity. I will never benefit from destroying anybody. Think about many Nigerians who have died that would have benefited from this equipment. Think about it!!! you can send me your email address, I would send you all relevant documents. My email add is ahidjokawu@yahoo.com.

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  18. Afolayan Omotayo24 March 2012 at 04:27

    Some Nigerians are just untouchable, I can't imagine just one person putting hell on innocent Nigerians who would have enjoyed this machine... no sinner goes free, nemeses will surely catch all these wicked leaders we have one day when they will have the money put lack help of God and human. Kawu, we are with you but I know God is more with you in this fight than anyone. best of luck.

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  19. I don't believe you....because your story has alot of "black spots'which to me means one thing
    you are very very economical with the truth!!

    You never gave cogent answers to someone who saw thru your baloney as the penultimate contributor...i am intelligent enough to analyze a story especially when it is one sided and filled with cheap blackmail- you got caught trying to be clever by half and what do you
    do run to the court of public opinion and villify an maligned institution
    yeah the customs may be corrupt- not every customs officer is
    yeah NDLEA may be corrupt Police Military etc.... but not every officer of this institution are

    Please give direct answers to these 7 questions i have more to ask you but let me limit myself just these 7

    1 If you are working for an institution the equipment ought to be donated to that institution not you in your personal capacity...i find this interesting though but i won't pursue that line of thought for now- was the equipment donated to you or your institution?

    2. Did you present that letter showing that the equipment were donated to you or your institution at the point of clearing the Goods?

    3. Did you apply for import duty waiver thru the correct process?

    4. You paid duty according to you and that means you never applied for a waiver- No waiver is automatic you know even if it is medical equipment i wonder why you think everybody is this stupid?

    5.You never mentioned how your clearing agent become an Financial institution that generates form "M" since that came up i suspect you bought the equipment or maybe you bought it at a subsidised price and decided to under declare these equipment upon arrival for clearance...

    6.I believed you originally under-declared the value of the equipment- In my book that is fraud.....

    7. Can you present a copy of the inspection report or the "RAR" as requested by the previous contributor?
    Please produce evidence to back every assertion you make please

    I find it hard to believe i thought you said the customs ignored you hence your frustrated out cry in the court of public opinion? do you have any evidence of that purported apology??
    I think you fraudulently under declared the value of you equipment-
    in order to get a generous rebate from your employers- or whatever

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  20. Concerned Citizen26 March 2012 at 16:21

    Dear "Doctor Do GOOD!",

    Your lamentations and experience makes a very good reading BUT may I ask you SOME simple questions?
    1. "For such a valuable donation worth N50 million to the University of Abuja as you so claimed, I wonder why there is NO INVOLVEMENT FROM THE RECIPIENT (i.e UNIVERSITY OF ABUJA TEACHING HOSPITAL) THAT YOU SHOULD BE THE ONE TO BEAR THE BURDEN OF CLEARING THE GOODS SINGLE- HANDEDLY IN YOUR NAME."
    2."Is there any letter from the Ministry of Finance in this regard since these are DONATED goods that should not attract duties??"

    Dear Surgeon DO GOOD, dont fool Nigerians and take us for a ride: ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I hope you are not a culprit of Boko Haram?

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  21. Dear Dr Kawu Ahidjo,
    i have noticed lots of irregularities in your statement
    1. A form M is only completed by the authorised dealers bank (ABD) of the importer but approved by the destination agents. RAR is generated by the destination inspection agents, hence Siklaw Global Resources ltd as claimed by Dr Kawa Ahidjo Abdulkadiri has no business in originating these documents.

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  22. Dr Ahidjo
    i understand that the cause of your troubles is due to the fact that you fraudulently the cost of your consignment as $500 instead of $236,074 which is very criminal and gives me a final conclusion that you are of questionable character.

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  23. Dear doctor,
    the parking list presented was at variance with the descripition of the items on your declared invoice, this ought not to be, they must tally in all respects.
    Thank you.

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  24. Dear DR MUMU,
    you are one of the reasons we say the internet has done more harm than good, if an issue is under investigation u dont go scandalising people over the inter to get undue sympathy working on the naivety pf the nigerian public. it is totally unfair as i think your aim is to influence the decision of the investigators.
    bloody cheat.

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  25. Dear Doctor,
    Pls kindly present to us a letter from the donor agency or any letter from relevant authorities like the Federal ministry of finance or the controller general of customs.
    we are educated we all know that they are procedures for donations.
    thank you.

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  26. Dear Dr Kawa,
    You claim that the consignment was a donation to the university Of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Hence should attract no duty, but u didnt present any proof or waiver to back up you claims.
    secondly, if you are saying the truth why did you pay duty of N9600?
    Pls stop trying to fool us.
    Thank you.

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  27. Dear Dr Kawu,
    you are a complete disgrace to the Medical profession. Do you really say you are a Doctor? are you a doctor of animals or humans? Your story does not add up at all. if you work for an institution like the university of abuja Teaching hospital. there must be an involvement to clear the goods.
    Is there a chief medical director there?
    Instead of you to hide your face in shame for trying to defraud the Government You are using cheap black mail to bring down a young officer who has bright prospects in his chosen career.
    The young man is doing his job. I am sure , your story is fabricated of lies with evil intentions.

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  28. Dr 419,
    Your story is completely unfair to an officer of the customs establishment.
    you hiding under the canopy of the medical profession to perpetrate evil.
    If it was a donation were is your letter from the ministry of finance?

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  29. Dr Criminal,
    you know very well that when you make an allegation of corruption involving a customs officer or police officer the world will listen.
    its just like in the course of an argument with a woman - she could be "Ashewo", so you know that when you paint such a sympathetic picture people would listen.
    since you are a Doctor in a teaching Hospital, why are you the only person involved. instead of you to say that you brought in some medical equipments to run your personal hospital, you are deceiving the public with a sentimental outburst that would make Nigerians believe in your lies.

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  30. Dr Evil,
    PLS STOP INSULTING OUR SENSIBILITIES.
    WHICH PATIENTS DO YOU WANT TO ASSIST? THESE EQUIPMENTS ARE YOUR PERSONAL GOODS THAT YOU WANT TO USE IN YOUR PRIVATE CLINIC TO "SUCK" PATIENTS OF HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF NAIRA AS YOUR PRIVATE PATIENTS.
    YOU ARE SUCH A LAIR!!!
    WHEN HAVE NIGERIAN DOCTORS BEEN SON MAGNANIMOUS TO GIVE FREE TREATMENT?
    GOD WILL JUDGE YOU FOR TRYING TO INFLICT PAIN ON A MAN WHO IS DOING HIS JOB. I AM SURE THE CUSTOM OFFICERS INTENTION WAS TO INCREASE THE REVENUE PROFILE OF HIS AREA COMMAND AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IN GENERAL.
    IF THEY WERE DONATIONS WHY DID YOU ELECT TO PAY DUTY?
    SO SINCE YOU ELECTED TO PAY DUTY, WHY DID YOU NOT INCLUDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS I.E FORM M. RAR ETC.

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  31. NIGER DELTA YOUTHS27 March 2012 at 06:17

    My Fellow Niger Deltans,
    UNA JUST DEY FOLD HAND DEY LOOK?
    THIS MAN WEY CALL HIMSELF DR KAWU, WAN BRING DOWN UNA BROTHER GAP WAKAMA DOWN OH!!!
    HIM WAN COMMOT GARRI FOR HIM MOUTH FOR LIE LIE TALK. ALL THE STORY WEY THE MAN DEY TALK NA LIE FINISH.
    THE DOCTOR DON SEE SEY WE FROM OUR AREA NOR GET "GOD FATHER" IF THIS OFFICER NO BE FROM OUR SIDE, WETIN GO MAKE WEY THEM GO INVITE THE OFFICER TO ABUJA TO HARASS AM BECAUSE HIM DEY DO HIM WORK? IF TO SEY I KNOW THE OFFICER , I FOR TELL AM SEY HIM FOR NO DO HIM WORK, HIM FOR LEAVE THE CRAZY MAN MAKE HIM CARRY HIM THINGS WAKA. BUT BECAUSE THE OFFICER DECIDE TO DO HIM WORK WEY HIM DEY EARN HIM SALARY, THE THING DEN BE LIKE SAY NA HIM COME FIND TROUBLE.
    ABEG MAKE UNA TELL ME WHERE ELSE PERSON DEY RECEIVE INSULT AND DAMNATION BECAUSE HIM DEY DO HIM WORK!!!
    ABEG MAKE WE NO JUST SIDDON DEY LOOK OH!!!
    OUR BROTHERS', SISTERS' WHERE U NO DEY? MAKE UNA RALLY ROUND OUR OWN. BECAUSE IN THIS NAIJA , THEM NO DEY LIKE TRUTHFUL PEOPLE . THIS OFFICER NA PROMOTION CUSTOM SUPPOSED TO GIVE AM O!!!

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  32. Dear Dr Ahidjo,
    you have insulted the sensibilities of the Niger Deltans in general.
    Perhaps if the officers' name is Makama and not Wakama- or Ahmed, Danladi, Musa or Segun, Akin, Tunde, Femi etc. this matter would not have gotten this much publicity, but because he his from the minority group, so this has become a big issue.
    i believe this is a Custom officer from Rivers State , who has over the years struggled to this height through hard work and diligence so why would a fraudulent man, want to pull him down!!! and everyone is watching. its unfair.

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  33. Barrister Akano27 March 2012 at 06:43

    Dear DR Kawu,
    your article is highly unfair to the career of this officer and indeed his entire family.
    I am from Rivers state and from the officers name I can deduce that he is from okrika , Rivers State and he is from a family that have regard for integrity.
    My Uncle once worked with this officers' father in the ministry of works and Housing Rivers State . His father Late Mr GAP Wakama (Snr) was a man of great honour and reputation. he stood for the truth alawys and fair play and am sure his son has the same qualities.
    Since the article was published .
    spoken to so many Rivers state indignes and all had one voice.
    the allegation cannot be true, it would be so nice if the officer or his representative can give us his side of the story,. because this is one sided and surely a fabrication and a blend of different pot potpourris of lies lies.
    Mr Doctor if the true fact is known what should we do to you?
    You need to be dealt with and let the law take its course on you.
    You are a dangerous man!!!

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  34. Fake Doctor,
    I would not doubt you if you say the customs service wrote you an apology letter.
    You know most appointments in Nigeria are political and not based on merit. if the high command of the custom service cannot protect their officer for doing his job, then it only shows the decadence in the echelon of our society.
    Knowing how things work in this country, the custom big boss would be shaking and trembling, and may not take time to study the case.He may want to just please the God father that this fraudulent man is using, , especially if the Doctor has politicians and friends in high places.

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  35. Ehinose Obazele27 March 2012 at 08:27

    Dr. Kawu,

    Are you there? Your silence is deafening. Or are the comments above true?

    Show us proof otherwise we will construe your silence for admittance of guilt.

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  36. DEAR DR KAWU
    HE WHO SEEKS EQUITY MUST COME WITH CLEAN HANDS.THERE ARE MANY DISCREPANCIES AND UNANSWERED QUESTIONS
    KINDLY CLARIFY

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  37. Dr Kawu...
    please you need to respond to these backlash since people are beginning to come up with
    responses you didn't expect.

    somebody asked you seven questions above you didn't respond

    all i want to ask are
    How much did you pay for the duty for an equipment valued at N50million or what is the value

    Since they are donated equipment why pay duty then?- So the equipment where donated to you and not the teaching hospital--- this is a bit strange because i have a good idea of donor
    organization modus oparandi- they usually donate to charities NGO's and in this case hospitals not individuals --- i find your claim difficult to believe???

    You seem to have contradicted yourself on the value of the equipment since you initially averred that the said officer gave a N50million valuation- how come it is now your valuation

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  38. Dear Doctor
    It is now known that this has always been your pattern of attracting sympathy from innocent Nigerians who do not know your fraulent intentions.
    Medical equipments meant for a five star hospital like the National hospital, Abuja was to be cleared by you?
    Are you the Chief Medical Director or a consultant in that unit or a Snr Reg? Or you secretly intended to divert the equipments for your private use. OLE!! Mr.GAP Wakama is a complete gentleman who doesn't idulge in corrupt pratices.

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  39. Kayode, thanks for bringing this to the public.Thankyou Dr Kawu for your effort to help people, God will bless you. It will be nice to hear from the customs officer, i appeal we seek him out. Why was the donation not directed to the Abuja hospital knowing what happens to medical equipment that are donated to Nigerians? Why is the institution not reacting to this delay if the equipment were meant for them? Having been notified of the donation in 2010,would it not have been appropriate for the hospital to have informed the Customs in writting? Who is DePuy Spine Inc US , can they say under oath that it was a donation? If an officer has queried a matter and his superiors feel he is wrong, they can put their name to paper and release the equipment,why have they not done it? what information is available to the ICPC that they have not arrested Mr George , this cant be an inter govermental conspiracy?Can Dr Kawu scan an paste all his documents here for our review? Can the University of Abuja Hospital under oath aggree they are involved in this transaction (correspondence will help)?What is the real value of these equipment and their source documents will help? It is sad that our dear doctor had to discharge those patients, but seeing a sick man in distress might not authorise a non medical personnel to prescribe drugs for the patient.If the Customs have seemingly apologise, let them communicate in writting or release the goods. Kayode , I employ you to seek documents and interviews from all parties. If either party is found guilty it will amount to economic sabotage.I belong to The Oval Table and would appeal that all parties involved tread carefully as we will see the end of this matter and it might require us to subpoena the donors in America to get to the bottom of the matter. God bless you all. Eugene Abels

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  40. We have all spoken our mind,but we can not judge by listening to just one party.We have some bad eggs amongst us but still have some good eggs around.The officer in question is well known to me and has no god fada xcept God.I know what he is capable of doing(he cant involve himself in such an act).The doctor said he reported to ICPC and nothing was done.thats a big lie bcos d officer has been facing panels and investigations going on since last year.y dont we stop tarnishing dis poor man's image and allow d law have its way cos dat doctor is out 2 destroy d innocent officer.
    Yes,how many of us have paused 4 a second and asked ourselves:this doctor is an hausa man and d officer is 4rm niger delta.could it not be a form of some ethnic crisis or sometin?am sure dat if d officer was 4rm d north d doctor wouldn't publish such a thing,he would av found a means of gettn his goods cos its nt his first time of clearing goods 4rm d port.

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  41. Honourable Dr Kawa,
    Thanks indeed for highlighting the ills of our beloved country NIGERIA.
    You are a renowned surgeon who has sworn on oath to save the lives of indigent patients and to have respect and dignity for mankind. See now what you done to this young man who is doing his
    Lucky you, you were so privileged that at such a tender age; you are now a Consultant Surgeon and Research fellow of Scoliosis in a New York hospital… Fair enough! Your integrity is in doubt because I cannot imagine a scholar stating in his write up that after acquiring specialist skills, he contacted the management of University of Abuja Teaching Hospital who INFORMED HIM to ship the donated equipment in his name into Nigeria.
    Consultant general, I hope you did not attend an AL-QAEDA training camp to horn your BOKO HARAM skills because since your return “Your BOYS” have made the country ungovernable and unsafe. Did you attend a night school? The mind Boggles. By their fruits we shall know them.
    Dr Kawa, when do you settle down to function as a Spine Surgeon, I wonder? This is because you appear to devote most of your time, blackmailing government parastatals - NAFDAC, NDLEA, and now CUSTOMS. I hope you are not going DU-LA-LI ? You need to seek medical intervention fast. The Nigeria Medical Council need to intervene, call you to order, suspend and check your fitness to practice competence before you butcher the indigent patients whose lives you claim to save.
    You claimed that since after crying Wolf, your medical equipment has been released to you free of charge. Why not ,if not, who is not afraid of BOKO HARAM reprisal? After all, you fulfil the 6 Rs criteria, vis- a- vis Right Mallam , Right time , Right Alarmist , Right Abode, Right Connection and Right Skill. Perhaps you were shocked that the man on seat was not a mallam hence you could perpetrate your evil agenda! How nice.
    Poor chap! Now that he has been summoned we pray that he gets divine favour. Amen! Amen! Amen! You know what? You have popularised this guy in the cyber and written media that his name appears on Google. I hope and pray that he is considered for an Honours Award for refusing to be intimidated by your threats!

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  42. Honourable, I do not need ask you any more question concerning the documentation, Form M , Risk Assessment Report , waivers etc. The equipment was donated items with letters of authority from the philanthropist and correspondences from the University of Abuja (courtesy demands). How come there was an invoice attached? You declared $500.00 (Five HUNDRED US DOLLARS ONLY). Whereas the equipment was worth over a quarter of a million dollars, “You are not fit to practice”, I repeat, since you cannot tell the truth! Have you forgotten your oath? Being a Maraboth , you may have countered this oath. You are nothing but a fraudster, University of Abuja should set up a panel to probe you on how you came about this money.

    Having gone this far, to ship the tools to Nigeria on behalf of the University of Abuja the Centre of Excellence, You should be sleeping and let the management of UOA take over the clearing in Lagos after identification and confirming safe arrival. Your agent told you of the alleged settlement. Did you see the officer GAP Wakama in person? If so how much bribe did he demand from you?

    Sir Dr Ahidjo Kawa, can you not see that UATH has no business with you on this matter and that you are alone? Sheer GREEDY SOUL! FURUBO! NAMASHO’BIRI!. FEINYA I BIPI SO!

    Spine Surgeon KAWA BOKO HARAM, I reside in the United Kingdom and have come across a lot of disused and wasted medical equipment (especially these days and age of digital technology) which I would like to donate to the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital (UPTH) and other Medical centres in Rivers State .Please show me the way and put me through, I trust your Bragado and noise making skills.

    I USE THIS MEDIUM TO CALL ON THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY, SECURITY AGENTS WORLD WIDE ALL WELL MEANING NIGERIANS TO WATCH OUT THIS DANGEROUS SURGEON WHO HAS JUST EMBARKED ON AN AL-QUAEDA MISSION TO KILL,MAIME AND DESTROY INNOCENT LAW ABIDING CITIZENS!!!

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  43. DEAR DR KAWA
    HOW ARE YOU? I BET NOW THAT YOU HAVE CLEARED YOUR MEDICAL EQUIPMENT FREE OF CHARGE (FOC)HAVING PULLED YOUR STRINGS, YOU HAVE NOW SETTLED TO PERFECT YOUR NEWLY ACQUIRED SKILLS.
    I HOPE YOUR CHARGES ARE MODERATE (REMEMBER YOU ARE WORKING FOR CHARITY). DR KAWA THERE'S GOOD BUSINESS FOR YOU BEING THE NO. 1 MAN IN THIS FIELD. DEMAND WILL NO DOUBT OUT STRIP SUPPLY. YOU WILL BE SMILING TO YOUR BANK, AND THE BANK MANAGER WILL UPGRADE YOUR ACCOUNT TO GOLD CARD ACCOUNT. CONGRATULATIONS!

    THE PROBLEM WITH YOU REBRANDERS IS THAT YOU YOURSELVES ARE NOT REBRANDED. ARE YOU? AFTERALL, CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME! I WANT YOU TO START WITH YOURSELF, FAMILY THEN THE EXTENDED FAMILY, FRIENDS,STAFF AND ALL.

    TWO YEARS AGO, A REBRANDERS NIECE WAS CAUGHT WITH SOME KILOGRAMS OF COCAINE AT MM INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT LAGOS CONCEALED IN HER INTESTINE ENROUTE TO LONDON. AFTER ALL THE HULABALU,THIS LADY NEVER SPENT ONE DAY IN JAIL. TODAY,, AS I WRITE THIS LADY IS PARADING THE STREETS OF LONDON WITHOUT QUALMS BOASTING HER WAY THROUGH.

    WHO ARE YOU KIDDING? YOU BROUGHT EQUIPMENT INTO THE COUNTRY AFTER A YEAR'S SOJOURN OBVIOUSLY SOME OF THEM ARE PERSONAL EFFECTS WHICH WILL ATTRACT CUSTOM DUTIES. ALSO SINCE YOU KNEW THAT YOU WERE GOING TO SET UP YOUR PRIVATE PRACTICE, IAM NOT CONVINCED THAT YOU GOT ALL YOU NEEDED THROUGH THE SO "CALLED DONATIONS" WITHOUT BUYING SOME OTHERS WHICH WIIL ATTRACT DUTIES AS WELL.

    PLEASE STOP BLOWING YOUR TRUMPET. HAVING READ THROUGH YOUR WRITEUPS ON DIFFERENT ISSUES I AM CONVINCED THAT YOU ARE DEMENTED. YOU SEEM TO HAVE SO MUCH TIME ON YOUR HANDS. PLEASE SEEK EARLY MEDICAL INTERVENTION ASAP BEFORE YOU RUN MAD! DR KAWA YOU NEED HELP FAST. I AM SERIOUS TRUST ME.!

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  44. d customs man ve alot of people writing for him.stop fooling yourselves.it is bad to demand bribe from people when importing goods.customs are known for that.when i was pregnant in 2010 my sister in the uk sent some clothing to me for d unborn baby.it was siezed.we contacted the office telling them it was for my unborn baby.they refused and said it was for sale.just clothes from ages 0months to 1year and dy insisted i pay 50k bribe. we pleaded and begged they reduced it to30k and honestly i had to pay and cursed all of them despite d fact that we knew one of the officers.many of them are THIEVIES. allow d law enforcement agents to do their work. if he is innocent he will be vindicated but if he is guilty he will be charged.mr makama stop getting people to write rubbish here in your defence.it makes u all appear very stupid and guilty. d average nigerian knows how terribly corrupt d customs and immigration officers are though some may still be God fearing. stop this rubbish questioning and ethnicity sympathy.it will take us no where.if dr kawu is lying God will punish him all d more for accusing an innocent man but wonder which sane doctor will be so jobless to do that.how much were u all payed to take over writing for mr wakama.God save Nigeria. may d evil doer not go unpunished. thank u.

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