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Edo panel indicts Oshiomhole of breaching state’s law

Edo State Government has received the report of the Judicial Commission of Inquiry into the construction of Edo Specialist Hospital and supply of its equipment, which indicted the administration of Adams Oshiomhole for breach of the state’s Public Procurement Law.

Chairman of the commission, Justice James Oyomire (rtd.), who presented the findings to Governor Godwin Obaseki at Government House in Benin City yesterday, said the contract for the construction of the hospital was fraught with breaches of the state’s laws.

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According to him, the procurement law clearly states that any contractor working on a government project should not receive more than 25 per cent upfront payment upon contract award, which Oshiomhole’s administration allegedly contravened.

Oyomire said, “The immediate past administration paid 75 per cent of the contract sum upfront for the project to Vamed Engineering.”

Part of the commission’s eight-point recommendation includes that the Ministry of Justice should institute civil and criminal actions against those found culpable in the breach of the law.

Obaseki, while receiving the report, assured that anyone found culpable, no matter how highly placed, would be called to account for their action.

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