Police arraign alleged fake medical doctor for botched hernia surgery


The Police on Tuesday arraigned an alleged fake doctor, Afeez Adegoke, 35, at Ota Chief Magistrates Court in Ogun, over hernia surgery that endangered the life of a patient.

Adegoke of No. 6 Eri Antena Bus-Stop, Onibukun Ota in Ogun State, is facing a two-count charge of false representation and negligence to endanger the life of Patrick Effiong.

The prosecutor, Inspector Bola Owolabi, told the court that the defendant committed the alleged crime in May 2022 at Goodness Clinic and Medical Centre at No 6, Eri Antena Bus-Stop, Onibukun Ota in Ogun.

Owolabi alleged: “Adegoke conducted himself in a manner falsely representing himself as a medical doctor and operated at the Goodness Clinic and Medical Centre. He also performed surgery to endanger the life of the patient.”

According to him, the offences contravened the Laws of Ogun State.

Adegoke, however, pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The Chief Magistrate, Mr O. L. Oke, granted the defendant bail for N500,000 with four sureties in like sum.

The case was subsequently adjourned until May 25 for mention

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