A 26 years old fake doctor, Akilapa Johnson has been arrested by Oyo State Police command for procuring a life threatening abortion for 23 years old Barakat in Ibadan.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade disclosed this while parading Johnson along with 14 other suspects at the command’s headquaters in Eleyele, Ibadan, Oyo State capital.
According to him, Barakat was lured, counselled to abort the five month old pregnancy.
“The abortion was carried out in the suspect’s one bedroom apartment which served as clinic located in a slum at Sasa, Ibadan. Shortly after the abortion, victim developed serious complications which resulted in her being admitted at the UCH where she is presently lying ill. Investigation revealed that the fake doctor, an Ordinary level holder, was only trained as a paramedic nurse and a first aider.
“In spite of his limited knowledge of medicine, the suspect had consistently treating unsuspecting patients who mistook him for a qualified doctor. Exhibits recovered from the suspects are; two pieces of stethoscope, two pieces of plata of Paris bandage, four pairs of hand glove, injection and syringe” he said
The suspect, Johnson, who admitted to the crime said he had his training as a paramedic nurse in Portharcourt.
“It was one Azeez that brought Barakat to my house for the abortion. It was after the pills she took that she develop the complication. I am regreting my actions now. I am only looking for a means of survival.”
Also, the police command have recovered 226 stolen bags of cements from one Babatunde Umoru and Mohammed Umoru at a stop and search by the command’s Swift Response Squad along Lagos/Ibadan.
Oyebade said the duo were arrested when conveying the stolen cement in a lite ace bus with registration number GBR 25 XA from Elebu to Oko-Ado area, Ibadan.
He said” During investigation it was discovered that the bags of cement found in their possession were stolen from the block industry of one Lawal Amubieya at Akala area, Elebu, Ibadan. Further investigation revealed that the suspects who specialised in breaking into block industries and construction sites and stealing bags of cement confessed to have stolen over 200 bags from two construction sites at Odo-Ona Apata and from a block inductry at Elebu area between May and June, 2016. ”