Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Nigerian woman who treated Bobbi Kristina arrested for posing as a nurse

Nigerian woman, Taiwo Sobamowo, 32, was in charge of caring for Bobbi Kristina Brown, the only daughter of singers Bobby Brown and the late Whitney Houston, at the Homestead hospital  where she died.

22-year-old Kristina Brown died July 26, six months after she was found face-down and unresponsive in the bathtub of her townhome in January.

A police officer said, Sobamowo stole the state-issued RN number of a real nurse at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta and was impersonating the licensed nurse who had a similar name.

Sobamowo, who has addresses in Buford, Georgia, and Raleigh, North Carolina, was arrested Sunday and was being held Tuesday in a Raleigh jail on a charge of being a fugitive from another state, records show. The jail had no record of an attorney representing her.

The case involving Sobamowo began in September, when investigators in Forsyth County began looking into her background after they received a tip raising questions about Sobamowo, who had worked at an assisted living facility, sheriff's Deputy Epifanio Rodriguez said Tuesday.

Sobamowo faces charges of first-degree forgery, identity fraud and practicing nursing without a license in Forsyth County, Rodriguez said.

In a statement, Homestead Hospice CEO Mallie Sharafat said the company performed a background check and reviewed references from other health care agencies in the area.

"We had no reason to believe that she was anything other than a good nurse with proper credentials," Sharafat wrote. "As soon as the credentialing discrepancy was discovered by one of our employees, we immediately took action and notified the appropriate authorities."

Someone is in BIG trouble!

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