August 17, 2013 – 2 Fake Nigerian Doctors Arrested In Lagos At Cares Hospital By Police
A suspect, who was arrested for allegedly acting as a medical practitioner, has narrated how he carried out over 200 delivery of babies out of which one died. The suspect, who was arrested by detectives from the Area E Command of the Lagos State Police Command along side the owner of the hospital, who is a newspaper vendor in Ghana but also claims to be a medical doctor.
The duo were arrested after policemen, led by the Area Commander, Dan Okoro swooped on Cares hospital, situated at Unity estate in Iba area of the state following intelligence reports.
The Ghana-based vendor, Gabriel Onyema and the fake medical doctor, Nwankwo Stephen were on Friday paraded before newsmen by the state’police spokeswoman, Ngozi Braide.
Stephen was initially employed at Cares Hospital to understudy the qualified doctor in charge but was allowed to take over when the doctor left.
While fielding questions from newsmen, Stephen admitted being a fake medical doctor but claimed to have been an apprentice at an unnamed hospital in Ogun State.
The fake medical doctor said : “ Actually , I must be truthful to you. I am not a medical doctor but I was employed as a medical doctor.”
He continued: “What really happened was that I told the management the truth that I am a trained auxiliary nurse but , when the real doctor, that was employed, left the hospital, I started acting as the real medical doctor. “
According to him: “My works speak for me because I have delivered over 200 babies and only one died, one hundred and ninety nine survived. Their mothers survived too. It was only a baby and a mother that died “
On how the baby and the mother died , the suspect said that “ it was not my fault, it was the fault of the doctor, that was in charge. Before I took over, I was not happy , when he was trying to deliver a pregnant woman of her baby and the delivery lasted for about six hours .”
[Culled from Sun News]