Thursday, 21 January 2016

Fake LUTH Doctor Arrested

On Tuesday, police in Lagos, arrested a fake medical doctor, 43-year-old Adesina Opeyemi who had been practising for three years with seven forged medical certificates.

The suspect, a resident of 1, Alowolodu Street, Alapere, Ketu, was said to have claimed to be a consultant Gynaecologist at LUTH and paid N100,000 to buy the certificates.

Adesina was arrested after his landlord, identified only as Akorede, wrote a “save-my-soul” petition to the management of LUTH some weeks ago alleging that Adesina brought home female patients to treat in his house and did abortions for them, among other unwholesome practices which could implicate him (the landlord).

Akorede had further explained in the letter that when he confronted Adesina, the doctor allegedly claimed to be a consultant gynaecologist with LUTH, adding that he (Adesina) brought the referral cases from the hospital to his house so that he could have time to attend to them.

PUNCH Metro learnt that LUTH authorities, who could not find such name in the record of their consultants, forwarded the letter to the police, and Adesina was thereafter arrested.

The forged certificates include:  a fake MBBS certificate from the University of Ibadan, and a fake membership certificate of the Nigerian Medical Association.

Speaking with PUNCH Metro, Adesina said he paid N100,000 to one Kolawole in Ibadan, Oyo State, to get the certificates, adding that he had used them for only three years.

He added, “I forged them because I dropped out of the university. I was actually studying Medicine. However, I dropped out in the 500 level due to financial reasons.

“I married my wife about five years ago. She thought I was a certified doctor. She actually came to me for treatment in the Ketu area and that was how we met. We have a child.”

It was gathered that at the completion of investigation, Alakara Police Station under the supervision of Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Adebisi Lateef moved in and arrested the suspect.

The Command’s spokesperson, Oladapo Badmos, an SP, said seven forged documents were recovered from the suspect, and he would be charged to court for impersonation.


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