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Fake medical doctor arrested in Lagos

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LAGOS — Barely three weeks after an alleged fake gynaecologist ‘Dr. Sunday Bassey’ was arrested at Mushin area of Lagos, nemesis has caught up with another fake doctor, Awotoye Ayodele, who was arrested, on Thursday.
The fake doctor was said to have practised at Military Hospital, Yaba and St. Claire Hospital, Surulere before his arrest.

Also, he claimed to be an undergraduate of Ladoke Akintola University before his decision to practise the medical profession which he had been engaged in for years until nemesis caught up with him and was caught by a team of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria MDCN, and Health Facility Monitoring and Accreditation Agency, HEFAMAA

The team was  led by Head of Inspectorate Department,  Dr. Okwuokenye Henry and Executive Secretary, Dr. Jimi Asuni.
According to sources, the fake doctor was first arrested in December 2012 and charged to court over a forged certificate which he used to practise as a House Officer with Military Hospital, Yaba and the case was adjourned to yesterday.

Meanwhile, Ayodele had written an apology letter to the MDCN Council Registrar, Dr. Abdulmumini Ibrahim after his first arrest.
While his case was being reviewed, the council was hinted that the suspect had relocated from Yaba and had been practising with St Claire Specialist Hospital with a different licence but on getting to the hospital, he was discovered to have been sacked.

However, after yesterday’s court proceeding where the case was adjourned till April 14, the medical team confronted him with the second allegation which he confessed to and was thereafter handed over to the police.


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