Police arraigns fake medical doctor over hernia surgery in Ogun
The Police on Tuesday arraigned a fake medical doctor, Afeez Adegoke, at the Ota Chief Magistrates’ Court in Ogun for performing a hernia surgery on a patient in the state.
The police arraigned the 35-year-old on a two-count charge of false representation and negligence for putting the life of the victim, Mr. Patrick Effiong, at risk.
The prosecutor, Insp. Bola Owolabi, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on May 2022 at Goodness Clinic and Medical Centre at No. 6, Eri Antena Bus-Stop, Onibukun Ota in Ogun State.
He said: “Adegoke presented himself as a medical doctor and operated at the Goodness Clinic and Medical Centre.
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“He also performed a surgery to endanger the life of the patient.”
The offences, according to him, contravened the Laws of Ogun State.
Adegoke, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges.
The Chief Magistrate, Mr. O. L. Oke, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000 with four sureties in like sum.
He adjourned the case till May 25 for mention.
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