Lack of Job pushed me into Running an illegal hospital – Quack

Lack of Job pushed me into Running an illegal hospital – Quack
Written by Austin Oni

Rafiu Naheem, a 30 year old quake doctor has been arrested by the Nigeria Police Force, Osogbo, Osun State.

He was arrested for allegedly operating an illegal clinic in Inisa, a town in the Odo Otin LGA of the state.

The Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, Adekunle Ajisebutu in a statement stated that the suspect is a secondary school leaver.


Adding that the suspect operates the illegal clinic in an apartment, where he had been attending to patients.

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Ajisebutu also said the suspect, while being questioned, said he was operating the clinic because he had no job.

The statement read in part, “Intelligence revealed that the suspect had been placing patients on admission.

Also that he was procuring abortions and handling very complex medical conditions which he lacked professional expertise to handle.

He is thereby endangering the lives of innocent people who patronized him.

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“The suspect confessed to the crime, but blamed his action on joblessness.

He also claimed that though he had no certificate, he learnt auxiliary nursing at a yet to be identified private hospital.

Many items were recovered when a search was carried out on his illegal clinic.

The items includes stethoscope, sphygmomanometer (blood pressure gauge), drips, injection and syringe and circumcision set.

Other items includes HCG Pregnancy Rapid Test (urine) Accurate, scalpel and other theater instruments, drips, thermometer, analgesic  and assorted drugs.”

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Ajisebutu added that the AIG Zone XI, Adeleye Oyebade, had consequently directed that the suspect be arraigned.

He said Oyebade also urged members of the public to be wary of quacks parading themselves as medical doctors so as not to fall victim.

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