July 23, 2024

July 23, 2024

NSCDC in Osun Arrests Fake Doctor Collecting 5,000 Naira to Train Apprentices

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Osun State Command, has arrested a 32 year old man, Oladiti Saheed Toyin, for impersonation.

According to a statement by the Osun NSCDC Commandant, Michael Adaralewa, issued by the Command spokesperson, Adeleke Kehinde, on Thursday, Toyin, who resides at No 2, Lakewu area, Ororuwo, Boripe Local Government Area of the state, was arrested for parading himself as a medical doctor.

Adaralewa also revealed that he allegedly attended to a pregnant woman during childbirth which led to her death.

“The suspect whose highest qualification is Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) has been operating an unlicensed clinic for the past six years and two months. He also has people who are undergoing training in his clinic as staff.

“While making his confessional statement, the suspect, Oladiti Toyin said on the 15th of April, 2024, a pregnant woman with 9 months and 3 weeks pregnancy visited his hospital popularly known as OLORUNTOYIN CLINIC at No 2, Lakewu area, Ororuwo, Boripe Local Government, Osun State.

“According to him the pregnant woman could not continue her antenatal care at her previous hospital because she had misunderstanding with her husband. The self–acclaimed doctor said he checked her blood pressure which was low and gave her some drugs. He thereafter asked her to come back whenever she fell into labour.

“On Thursday, 18th April 2024, the woman began to experience labour symptoms and was in the hospital where she was delivered of a baby. The victim developed some complications shortly after and was later rushed to a nearby licensed hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.”

The Osun NSCDC boss revealed that discreet investigation revealed that the suspect also engaged in the training of people to become quack doctors, at the cost of N5,000.

Adaralewa also said the suspect was guilty of flouting the provisions of Section 343 (1e) of the Criminal Code Act.

The Act provides that “Any person who in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life or likely cause harm to any other person gives medical or surgical treatment to any person whom he has undertaken to treat is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable.”

The commandant assured members of the public that the suspect would be made to face the full wrath of the law upon the conclusion of investigation.

While cautioning members of the public to be mindful of medical institutions they visit when seeking medical attention, he urged them to report quacks to security agencies for prompt action.

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