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Abuja Indian Hospital: “Tax Fraud & Suspicious Money Transactions” Exposed



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Entrance to the staff quarters

Information available to 247ureports.com through sources within the Primus International Super Specialty Hospital in Karu, Abuja [also known as Indian Hospital] indicates that the hospital may have more troubles unfolding on its desk than it can bear.

Staffs of the hospital recently submitted a petition to the Chairman of Federal Inland Revenue Service [FIRS] against the management of the hospital for “Tax fraud and suspicious monetary transaction”.

The petition signed by Veronica N. Shinnaan for Shinnaan and Associates on behalf of aggrieved staff and dated October 4, 2012 – was acknowledged on October 6, 2012 by the Chairman’s office as having been received. The petition called the Chairman of FIRS’s attention to the financial crimes ongoing at the hospital – “that Primus has consistently falsified its activities to the Nigeria government”.

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Some of the hospital workers [including doctors] who spoke to our correspondent in confidence stated that none of them were given letters of appointment or proof of employment. They revealed that their salaries were paid in cash and not through the financial institution as expected.

In the words of the petition, “Primus engages the services of medical personnel without necessarily documenting them on the payroll; this conveniently conceals the number of employees both local and expatriate. This aims to make the employees invisible on record to the authorities”.

Till date, “no payslips, tax identification numbers [TIN] or tax clearance certificates have been given, the staff salaries are transferred from India to Dubia then back to India, what is paid in Nigeria is a token allowance. Whether their ‘corresponding bank’ is in Dubai, or whatever their reason maybe, sure cannot be in the interest of Nigeria.”

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Inside the compound

Primus International Super Specialty Hospital is owned and operated by expatriate workers from India in collaboration with select investors from Nigeria comprising of former and present political leaders in the likes of the former Minister for Abuja Federal Capital Territory [FCT], Malam Aliero and the present FCT Minister, Bala Mohammed.

The medical has reported controversial death in recent times. Some of the deaths have been question by medical experts who believed that the deaths resulted from the use of unqualified doctors to perform surgeries and other advance treatments.

The facility has seen been termed the Indian Death Hospital.

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