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Police arrest fake doctor in Kebbi state


The Kebbi State Police Command has arrested a fake medical doctor, Yusuf Omotayo Abdulfatai, who works with a private hospital in Birnin Kebbi.

Officials of the Kebbi State Ministry of Health informed the police about the suspect when he applied to work with the ministry.

Briefing journalists at the police headquarters in Birnin Kebbi on Monday, the Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Magaji Kontagora, said the suspect, before his arrest, had been parading himself as a medical doctor and was working with a private facility in Birnin Kebbi named DDG Medical Centre.

The medical director of one of the hospitals he had worked in Birnin Kebbi before his arrest, Dr Atoyebi, said the fake doctor showed him documents to confirm he had worked with the WHO and other hospitals before he employed him.

The CP stated that in the course of the investigation, many suspected items, including forged and fraudulent documents were recovered from him.

The suspect has confessed to the commission of the crime. He will be arraigned in court for prosecution, accordingly,” he added.

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