Pre hearing information
The tribunal will inquire into the allegation that on 26 October 2015 at Manchester and Salford Magistrates Court Dr Nkomo was convicted of when suspected of having driven a vehicle and having been required to provide a specimen or specimens of breath for analysis in the course of an investigation into whether he had committed an offence, and failing without reasonable excuse to do so.
It is also alleged that on 13 November 2015 Dr Nkomo was sentenced in relation to the above convictions to carry out unpaid work for 60 hours and was disqualified from holding or obtaining a driving licence for 2 years. It is further alleged that Dr Nkomo failed to notify the GMC without delay that he had been charged with and convicted of the above criminal charges.
The tribunal will also enquire into the allegation that on 30 May 2017 at Manchester, Minshull Street Crown Court, Dr Nkomo was convicted on indictment of fraud, and that on 24 July 2017, he was sentenced for this conviction to 20 months imprisonment suspended for 24 months. It is further alleged that Dr Nkomo failed to notify the GMC without delay that he had been charged with and convicted of the above criminal charge.
This reflects the allegation as it stands at the start of the hearing. The allegation may be amended as the hearing proceeds and when findings of fact are made by the tribunal.
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