Police Arrest Fake Medical Doctor In Lagos State
The Lagos State Police Command has arrested a man identified as Abdulrahman Mohammed for pretending to be a medical doctor and running a clinic in the Idi-Araba area of the state.
Mohammed, who is reported to have just a primary school certificate qualification, is reported to have been operating illegally for up to four years as a medical doctor.
He was however arrested on Saturday by security operatives.
Items recovered for his Idi-Araba illegal outfit includes Drugs, stethoscope, used syringes, blood pressure monitors, drip packs, among other medical equipment.
The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Edgal Imohimi, while parading the suspect before newsmwn on Monday, said investigations revealed that the 39-year-old administered injections.
He said, “On April 14, around 12am, detectives from the Area D Command, Mushin, arrested a native of Ran village, in the Gamboru Ngala Local Government Area of Borno State, for operating as a medical doctor whereas his education stopped at primary school level, even though there is no certificate to authenticate that claim.
“Further investigations into the activities of Mohammed, who had been impersonating a medical doctor for the past four years, revealed that he had been administering intravenous injections, conducting medical tests on his patients and taking their urine and blood samples.
“The suspect confessed that he bought his drugs from Idumota Market. Exhibits recovered from him include blood pressure monitors – manual and electronic – syringes, drip packs both saline and sugar solutions, among others. The suspect will be charged to court as soon as investigation is over.”
The suspect, said he has been operating as a chemist in 2014, but denied any links as a medical doctor.
He also claimed to have always wanted to be a medical doctor.
He said, “I stopped school after primary six. I started selling drugs and injections in 2014, but I don’t give people injections or drips. Some people came to check their blood pressure. If a customer says he has a headache, I can sell Panadol to him. I buy my drugs at Idumota. Nurses come to buy from me.”