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Trader Posing As Medical Doctor Arrested For Duping Heart Transplant Patient Of N400K

trader dupes heart transplant patient

By Crime Puzzle

One Mercy Duru Ezinne, a single mother of two, has been arrested for allegedly impersonating as a medical doctor.

According to reports, the 35-year-old accused whose highest educational qualification was as an auxiliary nurse, allegedly fooled her neighbors in the Oluwo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, that she is a medical doctor attached to the Federal Medical Center (FMC), Idi-Aba, Abeokuta, and had been living on that until recently when the bubble burst.

She has become a guest of operatives of the Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in Abeokuta.

A petty food stuff trader, Mercy was consulted to treat one Hassan Olawale who, according to her, was diagnosed of having heart problem, for which she suggested heart transplant.

Meanwhile, the ailing Hassan, currently in a critical condition in a private hospital within the Government Reserved Area (GRA), Ibara, also in Abeokuta, has reportedly cried out to the effect that his condition has been deteriorating ever since the suspect began to treat him since three weeks ago, adding that he had so far parted with #400,000 to her for treatment.

Mercy spoke with Crimepuzzle. Hear her:

“My name is Mercy Duru Ezinne. I am a 35-year old mother of two, living in Oluwo area, hear in Abeokuta. I am into food stuff trading but trained as an auxiliary nurse in Aba. People in community take me for a medical doctor because I always go there to see some of my friends. I am also trying to see if I can further my education in their school of nursing.

“Three weeks ago, one of my neighbors, who is also my patient, introduced Mr. Hassan Olawale to me. Since I didn’t know what was wrong with him, I referred him to a laboratory where the result revealed that he has heart problem and infection.

“I told him (Hassan) to call his doctor, one Raji, who said his heart is not too bad for transplant but needs a life support machine which will cost #10million. Out of pity, I asked the doctor if there is no other way out. His response shocked me. He retorted that if I like him, I can as well give him my heart, for which I told him I can sacrifice mine for him”, Mercy narrated.

The suspect thereafter, collected #400,000 from the victim and, according to her, “bought the drugs that are sensitive to his laboratory result, such as Rocephine Injection and drip”, adding that, “Though, I am being accused of giving him Zolades Injection, which works for fibroid and hormonal health imbalances. That is untrue”.

Mercy has consequently suggested taking Hassan before her German doctor in Accra, Ghana, and asked the family to raise money for the trip.

However, the state Commissioner of Police, Iliyasu Ahmed, was obsessed by the development and has ordered that the suspect be charged to court.



  1. Daniel Nwobi

    July 7, 2018 at 10:05 PM

    See her face, she deserve a dirt slap and 34 months in jail

    • Big Aunty Koks

      July 8, 2018 at 10:17 PM

      Wickedness. Somebody already has bad heart and you double his pain by causing him heartache through fraudulently duping him of his money!mcheeew

  2. DB

    July 7, 2018 at 11:28 PM

    You cannot go and study medicine and major in cardio but only became a cleaner nurse in Aba, yet you want the glory of being called a doctor. Taking advantage of someone in that situation is a very wicked thing to do and since your auxilliary head recommended transplant, your hear should be exchanged with his. yeye de smell

  3. iron bar

    July 7, 2018 at 11:38 PM

    flimsy excuse,playing with someones health.people get mind shaa

  4. uzoma

    July 8, 2018 at 10:29 AM

    The Nigerian Medical Association should find a way to root out the quacks in its ranks and severely deal will them to serve as a lesson to others. This woman if convicted should be given the maximum sentence to serve as a lesson to others.

  5. Teeray

    July 9, 2018 at 5:12 PM

    Criminal…. Na so,is it easy to b a doctor.

    The patient too is stupid, y would he believe her rubbish talk

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