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Quack doctor arrested for killing 3-year-old girl




A quack medical practitioner has been arrested by the Nasarawa State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly killing a three-year-old girl through illegal blood transfusion.

Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, state commandant of the NSCDC disclosed this while parading the 27 years-old suspect, Muddansir Idris at the state command in Lafia on Monday.

The suspect was arrested from the Kofan-Sarkin-Power area of Lafia following report from the parents of the deceased on Friday, Jan. 31, Mahmoud-Fari said.

According to him, the suspect transfused blood to the child on the fateful day at a medicine store in the area.

This, he confirmed resulted to bleeding from all her body openings, NAN reports.

“Sensing danger, the suspect ran away and the baby was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, where doctors tried frantically to save her life to no avail.

“We were able to trace and arrest the suspect and also seal the premises,” Mahmoud-Fari said.

He said investigation revealed that the suspect had no record of professional qualification to practice as a health personnel.

Mahmoud-Fari said the command was also on the trail of the blood donor, now at large.

The commandant said the suspect would be charged for culpable homicide as soon as investigation was concluded.

While being paraded, the suspect who claimed to be an environmental health officer currently studying at the School of Health Technology in Gboko, Benue state told newsmen that the child was brought to his medicine store weak and pale, prompting him to transfuse blood.

”There was complication during the process leading to the death of the child.

Expressing remorse, the suspect begged for mercy, confessed that he had no intention of killing the child but trying to save her life.

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