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FCT Police arrest alleged fake medical doctor

By Matthew Ogune, Abuja
25 October 2021   |   3:03 am
The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have arrested one Obong Okorie, on the allegation of being a fake medical practitioner.

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The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command have arrested one Obong Okorie, on the allegation of being a fake medical practitioner.
  
The suspect was handed over to the Garki Police station in Abuja by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN),  for further investigation to ascertain the validity of his qualifications.

   
MDCN’s Registrar, Tajudeen Sanusi, who disclosed this in Abuja, said Okorie claimed that he graduated from the University of Calabar in September 2016, adding that he lied that he could not apply for professional registration because he was ill and travelled abroad for treatment.

He said: “He forwarded a copy of a forged certificate, which was verified from the University of Calabar and the report stated clearly that he dropped out of medical school after failing to pass part IV three times.
 
“He was invited to the council’s head office on the pretence that his professional registration was going to be processed manually and handed over to him.

“He reported yesterday and I interviewed him and pleaded with him to confess, but he insisted that he was a doctor and had graduated from the University of Calabar.
 
“I then showed him the verification letter from the University of Calabar that showed he never graduated but remained adamant.

 
“At this point, I handed him over to be taken to the police station for further investigation and prosecution. It was at this juncture, that he knelt down and started begging to be released.
 
“He has been detained at the Garki Police station and the police are conducting an investigation into the matter,” Sanusi added.