Abuja - A fake doctor who ran a private hospital in Gwarimpa area of Abuja for 10 years has been arrested, reports Daily Trust
Investigations by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) led exposure of Victor Moffat Akpan who offered surgeries and antenatal care, using forged certificates.
He was the owner of Luna Maternity & Surgery, an outfit he opened in 2006 as a “surgeon” using a forged practice licence—four years after MDCN refused to grant him licence to practice as a homeopath.
He's understood to have delivered by caesarean section a set of conjoined twins who later died at National Hospital in 2013.
Dr Henry Okwuokenye, head of inspectorate unit at MDCN, who had been investigating Akpan, said the council did not grant him a homeopathic practice licence because the school he claimed to have graduated from in Enugu was unapproved to train students in alternative medicine.
Akpan told police during questioning on Friday that in 2002 he paid N15 000 to one Mike Nwagbara, then an administrative official with the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu state, to get a forged MDCN practice certificate.
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- News24 Nigeria