Lagos State Police Command has warned Lagosians to be careful where they go for medical attention.

The advise came following the arrest of a fake Medical Practitioner, Abdulrahman Mohammed, who has allegedly practiced for over four years at the Mushin area of the state.

Lagos Stats Police Command has warned Lagosians to be careful where they go for medical attention.

Fake medical doctor ,Mohammed.

Commissioner of Police, Imohimi Edgal who paraded the suspect was arrested by operatives from the Area D Command Mushin.

He said the 39-year-old suspect who hails from Ran village in Gambaru Ngala, Local Government Area of Bornu State, was operating as a medical Doctor at number 3, Bemisniele street, Idi-Araba before he was arrested on a tip-off.

He said the suspect claimed that he stopped at primary school level but has no certificate to show that he really attended primary school.

He said: “Investigation into the activities of Mohammed who had been impersonating as a medical doctor for the past four years, revealed he had been practicing as a doctor since 2014. He had been administering intravenous injections, conducting a medical test on his patients and taking urine and blood samples from his patients.

“He has confessed that he buys his drugs from Idumota market, Lagos Island. We recovered blood pressure reading machine, both manual and electronic types, syringes, drip packs both saline and sugar solution etc. He will soon be charged to court.”

The CP, however, said he has declared war on illegal hospitals, clinics, and patent stores, “I have directed the Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPO) and detectives to go after them.

“I want to warn all those dealing with fake drugs and illegal medicine practitioners to leave the state or risk the wrath of the police.”

However, Mohammed who spoke with journalist said: “I am not a medical doctor and I don’t treat the patient. I only sell drugs and help people to check their blood Pressure. If I like a person I can help him or her to check their blood level or to check any disease.”

About the Author
Philomena  Ngozi Christopher-Oji was born to the family of the late Michael and Cecilia Ojeogwu of Ubulu-Uku, in Aniocha South Local Government Area, Delta State. She had her primary and secondary education in Nwanoli and Ezemu Girls College, in Ubulu-Uku, before she proceeded to the Delta State University, Abraka, where she studied English and Literary Studies.

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