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Police arrest an alleged fake doctor in Lagos

18 October 2013, 07:46

Lagos - The police in Lagos on Thursday arrested a suspected fake Surgeon and Gynaecologist, who claimed to be with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).

The police spokesperson, DSP Ngozi Braide, told the media that that his arrest was sequel to a petition filed by a woman to the police the fake doctor allegedly swindled her of N500 000.

Ngozi said that when the suspect could not pay back the money, Joy Umosekhaimhe, filed her petition to the police at Area 'H' Command Ogudu, where the suspect was invited.

She alleged that the suspect also tendered a fake LUTH Identity Card with his name, number I3541 that identified him as a Surgeon and Gynaecologist.

Ngozi alleged that the suspect tendered his forged certificate of Annual Practicing Licence which he claimed was issued to him by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.

She said that police investigation at LUTH revealed that the suspect was not an employee of the hospital and was not issued any identification card.

Ngozi alleged that during interrogation, the suspect confessed that he was not a medical doctor, and had been practicing as a medical doctor for four years using his vehicle as a mobile Clinic.

She said that during a search in suspect's house, a vehicle, different types of drugs, injections, syringes and laboratory coats were recovered.

-    NAN



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