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Osun: NSCDC nabs suspected fake doctor over pregnant woman’s death

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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has arrested a 32-year-old suspected fake medical doctor, Oladiti Saheed Toyin, for allegedly causing the death of a pregnant woman.

According to the NSCDC spokesperson, ASC Kehinde Adeleke, the suspected fake doctor was nabbed after he allegedly attended to the pregnant woman during childbirth which led to her death.

The suspect whose highest qualification is said to be a Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), was said to have been operating an unlicensed clinic for the past six years and two months.

He, however, has people who are undergoing training in his clinic as staff.

He committed the alleged offence on April 15, 2024 in his clinic, located at No 2, Lakewu area, Ororuwo in Boripe Local Government of the state.

While making his confessional statement, the suspect said a pregnant woman with 9 months and 3 weeks pregnancy, visited his hospital popularly known as Oloruntoyin Clinic, when the incident happened.

According to him, the pregnant woman could not continue her antenatal care at her previous hospital because she had misunderstanding with her husband.

The self-acclaimed doctor said he checked her blood pressure which was low and gave her some drugs. He thereafter asked her to come back whenever she fell into labour.

“On Thursday, April 18, 2024, the woman began to experience labour symptoms and was in the hospital where she was delivered of a baby. The victim developed some complications shortly after and was later rushed to a nearby licensed hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.”

Further investigation revealed that the suspect also engaged in the training of people to become  quack doctors like him with the sum of Five Thousand Naira only (N5,000).

In his comment, the NSCDC Commandant, Dr Michael Adaralewa, said Section 343(1e) of the Criminal Code Act, which provides that any person who in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life or likely cause harm to any other person gives medical or surgical treatment to any person whom he has undertaken to treat is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable.

Commandant Adaralewa, therefore, assured members of the public that the suspect would be made to face the full wrath of the law upon the conclusion of investigation.

He, however called on members of the public to be mindful of medical institutions they visit when seeking medical attention, he calls on the public to report quacks to security agencies for prompt action.

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