The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN), has arrested one Nwosu Angela Njide, an alleged fake female doctor with Rauz Hospital, Apo, Abuja.
The culprit worked as a doctor for years using counterfeit documents. She confessed to have practised in notable places in the class of the British American Tobacco (BAT) clinic, Ibadan, the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH).
She claimed to have graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) Medical College in 2005, adding that she had her housemanship programme at the teaching hospital in Nsukka.
Luck however ran out on the suspect when she was interrogated by the Head of Department of the Inspectorate Unit of the MDCN, Dr Henry Okwuokenye. She was asked simple basic medical questions which she failed blatantly.
Okwuokenye said, “The fake doctor’s ordeal began more than a year ago when she went to Oyo State to register for her license to practice at the Ministry of Health under the Oyo State Director, Medical Services.
“Following the refusal of the Oyo State Ministry of Health to register her, she was said to have relocated to Abuja, and audaciously went on her own to the MDCN to register for her license,”
“She came to the council to apply for a new folio number, unique to every practicing doctor in Nigeria, in an attempt to get full registration.