The Zone 2 Police Command, Onikan, Lagos, has arrested a 37-year-old fake medical practitioner, with suspected forged certificates.

The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG, in charge of the zone, Olatoye Durosinmi, confirmed the arrest on Tuesday while parading the suspect before reporters in Lagos.

Durosinmi said that operatives of the Zonal Anti-Piracy Unit arrested the suspect, who claimed to be the Managing Director of Skylink Medical Centre in Ikorodu.

“Based on the intelligence gathered by the command through members of the Elepe community concerning the activities of the suspect, a team of detectives, led by SP Mariam Ogunmolasuyi, swung into action,” he said.

“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.

“Also recovered were immovable hospital equipment,” he said, adding that the hospital complex had been sealed, pending the outcome of the investigation.

Durosinmi said the suspect confessed to the electronic production of the certificates, as he neither obtained any degree from the university nor any certificate from MDCN.

According to him, the suspect possesses only West African School Certificate, WASC qualification.

The police chief said that part of the suspect’s confession was that he had a total of six members, two of whom were trained nurses, while four were amateurs.

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

Lagos Police arrest fake medical doctor, seal hospital

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