By Abba Gwale

Kano State Primary Health Care Management Board (PHCMB), has dismissed four civil servants accused of committing rape, fraud and abortion during duty.

In a statement released today by the board’s Public Relations Officer, Maikudi Muhammad Marafa, said the decision to expel the accused civil servants was hinged on the quest to see that all civil servants under its supervision abide by the standards of state civil services rules and regulations

He said one of the sacked civil servants was accused of committing rape in a health facility at Kurna Asabe, Dala Local Government Area and one was accused of conducting abortion.

Marafa added that the other two were accused of using staff information to fraudulently apply for loans

He however said the state Governing Board and the Disciplinary Advisory Committee recommended the decision after thorough investigation about the cases that affected some staff.

The statement said, “upon confirmation of the allegations by the committee, the affected staff members were henceforth relieved of their appointments with the Kano state Primary Health Care Management Board.

The staff affected were drawn from Dala with a staff No. KNLG 32323, who is charged with Committing rape in a facility at Kurnar Asabe Primary Health Care, two staff with staff Numbers: KNLG 09068 and KNLG 018423 from Gezawa Local Government, who specializes in uising Staff Information to obtained loan without their consent, as well as another staff with No: KNLG 04608 from Gwarzo local governments, who was charged with conducting private practice and abortion.”

According to the statement, the affected staff have been found wanting of committing offences that are non-pardonable in the rules and regulations governing state civil service.

The release further urged all staff under PHCMB to always identify and portray positive morality while discharging their official responsibilities.

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