The Akwa Ibom State High Court sitting in Eket has sentenced Dr Nwaopara Adolphus Uche, 39, of Immanuel General Hospital Eket to two years in prison for stealing beds from the hospital and Immanuel Psychiatric Hospital.
Adolphus, a native of Mbieri in Mbaitoli Local Government Area of Imo State was said to have moved the hospital beds to his private clinic.
The presiding judge, Justice Nsemeke Daniel, said the accused used his position as the Medical Superintendent of Immanuel Psychiatric Hospital to commit the crime.
Also convicted to one-year imprisonment each were Kubiat Anthony Isidore, a 28-year-old wielder from Ikot Idim in Odoro Ikot, Essien Udim Local Government Area, who conspired with the doctor and Felix Samuel Ekwere, a 35-year-old security man in Immanuel General Hospital, from Ekpene Obo in Esit Eket who was caught moving out some of the stolen hospital beds from the hospital at night.
Ekwere reportedly confessed to the police that it was the convicted Medical Superintendent who sent him.
They were prosecuted by the state through the Ministry of Justice.