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Police arraign fake doctor in Badagry

The police on Friday in Badagry, Lagos State, arraigned a 28-year-old man, Emeka One, who allegedly impersonated a medical doctor and offered medical services to a community.

The defendant, whose address was not provided, is facing a three-count charge of impersonation, fraud, and breach of the peace before a Badagry Magistrates’ Court. The defendant, however, pleaded not guilty to the cost.

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According to the Prosecutor, ASP Clement Okuoimose, the defendant paraded himself as a medical doctor working at the Badagry General Hospital and offered medical services to the inhabitants of Tarikh in Badagry.

The prosecutor said that the defendant committed the offenses on June 18, at 8:30 p.m, at Ajara Tarikh. “The defendant obtained N160,000 from Miss Maria Ankpa of No. 7,

Church St., Torikoh, Badagry, with a promise to help her to secure employment, a representation he knew to be false. “He also collected N5,000 from one Titilayo Ogun under the pretense to get her employment,” the prosecutor added.

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He also said that the defendant conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of the peace after he pretended to be a medical doctor and offered medical services to Tarikh inhabitants.

“The offenses contravene Sections 77, 312 and 166 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015,” the prosecutor said. The Chief Magistrate, Mr. Aka Bashorun, admitted the defendant to bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum.