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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Security guard posing as medical doctor bags 2 years in prison

An Ikeja Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday sentenced a 28-year-old security guard identified as Salisu Usman, to two years in Kirikiri prison for posing as a qualified medical doctor and treating patients.

The accused, who resides at Oluwalogbo, Isefun in Ayobo, Lagos, admitted guilty when the case was called up for fact and sentence.

The Prosecutor, ASP Ezekiel Ayorinde, had told the court that Usman committed the offence on July 6 at Baden Junction in Ayobo, Lagos.

Ayorinde added that Usman deceived many people into believing that he was a qualified medical doctor.

He said, “The accused, who parades himself as a medical doctor treats, dispenses, supplies, administers and sells poisonous and dangerous drugs to patients.

“He was found with different types of tablets, syringes, needles, injections and other medical items.

“But when he was asked to present his certificate or identity card, he could not.
“He confessed that he was not a genuine doctor and he was therefore, taken to the police station.”

Magistrate B.O Osunsanmi, who sentenced Usman without an option of fine, ordered that the convict should serve the sentence with hard labour.

The offence contravened Section 251(e) (f) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015.

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