Fake medical doctor arrested in Jigawa


The Nigeria Police have arrested a fake medical doctor identified as David Samuel, who claimed to be attached to the Rasheed Shekoni Teaching Hospital, Dutse, Jigawa State.

A spokesman of the Jigawa Police Command confirmed the arrest in a statement issued on Thursday.

He said the suspect was arrested during a raid of a pharmaceutical store at Mopol Base, Sabuwar Takur, Dutse Metropolitan by the Jigawa State Police Command and the Department of State Services (DSS).

Shiisu said the fake medical doctor has been carrying out medical consultancy services, prescribing drugs and rendering home services to unsuspecting victims.

He said the suspect was arrested alongside many forged documents including a degree certificate from Usman Danfodiyo University Sokoto, an NYSC certificate, and a certificate of membership of the Nigerian Medical Association(NMA).

The police spokesman said the suspect confessed to having forged all the certificates found in his possession, pointing out that he was a university dropout from Usman Danfodiyo University, Sokoto State.

The suspect will be charged to court for prosecution after a thorough investigation

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