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Police arrest ‘fake doctor’ who runs Lagos hospital ‘with forged certificates’

Police arrest ‘fake doctor’ who runs Lagos hospital ‘with forged certificates’
May 07
17:18 2024

The Lagos state police command has arrested a 37-year-old for practising as a medical doctor with certificates purported to be forgeries. 

Speaking with journalists while parading the suspect on Tuesday, Olatoye Durosinmi, assistant inspector-general of police (AIG) in charge of zone 2 police command, Onikan, said the suspect claimed to be the managing director of Skylink Medical Centre in Ikorodu.

Durosinmi said the suspect was arrested following intelligence gathered by the command through members of Elepe community.

“The officers arrested the suspect, conducted a search and recovered two suspected forged certificates of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State and Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN),” he said.

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“Also recovered were immovable hospital equipment.”

Durosinmi said the suspect confessed to forging the certificates, as he only possesses West African School Certificate (WASC) qualification.

He added that the suspect also confessed that he had a total of six employees, two of whom were trained nurses, while four were amateurs.

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“According to him, he worked as a nursing assistant at Fabo Medical Centre in Majidun area of Lagos before establishing his own hospital,” he said.

The AIG said the suspect claimed that he had successfully carried out three operations: two Cesarean sections and one appendectomy — during his three years of unlawful medical practice.

He said the hospital complex has been sealed, pending the outcome of investigation.

Durosinmi urged members of the public not to hesitate to pass information to the police whenever they suspect any unlawful practice.

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