By Ola Ajayi

Ibadan—It was a chilling story, yesterday, at Oyo State Police headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan, when a middle-aged woman, Mrs Ojo Damilola, a quack doctor, confessed how she had spent years administering injections and drugs on unsuspecting victims, including a couple that has been childless for 12 years.

The suspect claimed she studied Laboratory Technology in a university in Ondo State, but had been operating a private hospital, where she paraded herself as a qualified doctor before her arrest.

Ojo also said she swindled several people of millions of naira after giving them false impressions that she operated oil and gas business.

She told newsmen that she collected N22 million from the same woman that consulted her for solution to her years of barrenness.

Mrs Damilola said: “It is true that I paraded myself as a qualified doctor. When I finished studying Laboratory Technology at a university (name withheld) in Ondo State, I had no job. So I started a hospital. I employed a doctor, who I pay N25,000 monthly.”

When asked the type of drugs she administered on the childless woman, she said antibiotics, instead of the fertility drugs she told the victims.

On how many patients she had treated, she said: “I do not know. They should be up to 20. I have never performed surgery on any of my patients.”

She first operated a hospital with the name at Ologuneru and Moniya in Ido and Akinyele Local Government areas.

On her non-existent oil and gas business, she noted that she was also defrauded of the larger chunk of the money by one Ajinikirun.

She added that police had been on her trail for some time and that as soon as she gets hint of her possible arrest, she changes location.

One of her victims, Mrs Funke (surname withheld) said: “This woman told me she is a gynaecologist at the University College Hospital, Ibadan. I went to her because I have been ýmarried for 12 years and yet to have a child.

“She treated me and my husband. I paid her N132,000 while my husband paid N86,000. But up till now, we still remain childless. After, she said she would introduce a business in oil and gas. She collected N1.35 million.”

While parading her, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Leye Oyebade said: “The Command carried out intelligence on a suspect, Ojo Damilola, who until her arrest had paraded herself as a medical doctor, treating unsuspecting patients who thought she was working at the University College Hospital, Ibadan.

“In what appears to be nemesis, Damilola was reportedly defrauded of N48.5 million by Asifu Ajinikirun, another fraudster, who claimed he could help her prepare charms to resuscitate her moribund hospital.”

Others paraded include a gang of kidnap suspects, who allegedly kidnapped, killed and buried their victim in a shallow grave when there was a delay in ransom payment.

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