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Police Nab Fake Medical Director In Bayelsa

Police Nab Fake Medical Director In Bayelsa
  • PublishedJune 16, 2021

Bayelsa State Police Command have arrested a suspected fake medical doctor who has been operating in Bayelsa and Delta states.
This was contained by Bayelsa State Police Command Spokesperson, Mr. Asinim Butswat, in a press conference held at the Police Headquarters in Yenagoa on Wednesday.
He disclosed that fake medical practitioner has been posing as Dr. Charles Umeh, a serving medical doctor in Taraba state, while his real identity is Akpoviri Vincent Jimmy.
Mr. Butswat said the suspect is Urhobo from Ethiope West local government area of Delta State, and was first discovered in Ughelli when he did not know the correct terminologies a qualified medical doctor should know and use.
He said the suspect claimed to be employed in a Bayelsa hospital, prompting the Ughelli hospital to investigate him, and that he will be charged in court once the inquiry is completed.
Also speaking, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Sawyer Wisdom, stated that such activities are what the state government does not like to hear, where people come in to harm residents of the state.
He said the Ministry of Health has the capacity to detect any quack, noting that the Anti Quackery Bill is already in the state House of Assembly.

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