“I Am As Guilty As Charged” - Nigerian Fake Medical Doctor Tells Court

A Nigerian fake medical practitioner, identified as 28 years old Salisu Usman, on Wednesday confessed at an Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos that he had been treating many patients by disguising as a qualified medical doctor.

“I am as guilty as charged,” Usman, 28, told the court.

Consequently, Magistrate Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi

The suspect was ordered to be remanded at the Kirikiri Prisons until July 20 for a review of facts and sentencing by Magistrate Mrs B.O. Osunsanmi  after  he told the court that “I am as guilty as charged.”

According to report, the defendant, who pleaded for mercy from the court, was later discovered to be a security guard living at Oluwalogbo, Isefun community in Ayobo, near Lagos.

The Prosecutor, ASP. Ezekiel Ayorinde, who stated that Usman committed the offence on July 6 at Baden Junction in Ayobo, further said that Usman was found with a bag containing medical and surgical facilities without being a qualified medical practitioner. He said;

“The defendant, 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, “the prosecutor

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

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the section prescribes two years imprisonment for offenders.

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