The Adamawa Police Command has confirmed the arrest of an alleged fake medical doctor in Modire-Yolde-Pate ward in Yola South local government area. The Command spokesperson, DSP Sulaiman Nguroje, confirmed the development to News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Yola.
Nguroje said the suspect, identified as Gambo Adamu, was arrested and remanded in prison custody. He said Adamu was initially a patent medicine retailer who suddenly began admitting patients for treatment.
“The suspect, Gambo Adamu, was apprehended on October 24, 2019, following intelligence report. “According to first intelligence report, Adamu is a patent medicine operator, but he suddenly turned a three bedroom house to a clinic and began admitting patients.
“The suspect is already charged to court, while investigation continues,” Nguroje said. According to the PPRO, the Command had also shut down the illegal facility. He said the Command was liaising with the state branch of the Nigerian Medical Association and the state government for further investigation.
Nguroje called on members of the public to give maximum cooperation by reporting any suspicious activity to the Police or at nearest security outpost for prompt action.
NAN recalls that Governor Ahmadu Fintiri recently expressed concern over the proliferation of quack medical doctors and illegal hospitals in the state. Fintiri said the activities of fake medical doctors in the state were of grave concern and directed the state ministry of health and other relevant stakeholders to stand up against the challenge.
Source: Medical World Nigeria