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Fake doctor treating COVID-19 patients arrested



MEDICAL and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN) and the police yesterday arrested an alleged fake medical doctor said to be treating COVID-19 patients.

He was identified as Charles George, 60.

George was arrested in his one-room apartment at Block 1, Julius Berger Junior Staff Quarters, popularly known as Berger Camp, in Kubwa, by police detectives from the office of the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory.

Items recovered from him are syringe (for abortion) and kidney dish, among others.

Police said George been vetted as a regular customer of FCDA Police Station and Kubwa Area Command Headquarters for several matters in connection with mixed medicine and extortion of his clients since 2016.

According to Deputy Registrar and Head of Inspectorate Department of MDCN, Dr. Victor Gbenro, the arrest was a major breakthrough.

“The arrest of the suspected fake medical/alternative medicine practitioner, by name Dr. Charles George, at his Kubwa premises is a major breakthrough for the MDCN under the leadership of the Registrar, Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi. Acting on an intelligence report from the IG intelligence team, the Inspectorate Department of the MDCN as directed by the registrar effected the successful arrest of the fake doctor, who has been defrauding unsuspecting members of the public and posing as a member of the NCDC COVID-19 team. The suspect is alleged to have been practising alternative medicine without registration or licence from the MDCN, which is statutorily mandated to regulate the practice of medical, dental and alternative medicine in Nigeria. Investigation revealed that his practice is not known or registered by the FCDA Private Health Facility Registration Agency. The police have commenced further investigation and prosecution of the suspect. This is one among the several efforts of the council at sanitising the medical profession in the country,” he said.

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