Osun NSCDC nabs fake doctor over death of pregnant woman

By Deborah Oladejo, Osogbo

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command has apprehended a 32-year old Oladiti Saheed Toyin for parading himself as a medical doctor.

Toyin, a residence of No 2, Lakewu area, Ororuwo, Boripe Local Government area of Osun state  allegedly attended to pregnant woman during childbirth which led to her death.

The suspect, whose highest qualification is Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE), was said to have been operating an unlicensed clinic for the past six years and two months.

He also has people who are undergoing training in his clinic as staff.

A statement signed by Osun NSCDC spokesperson,  ASC Kehinde Adeleke, and obtained by Western Post in Osogbo on Thursday, said the suspect, in his confessional statement, said on the 15th of April, 2024, a pregnant woman with 9 months and 3 weeks pregnancy visited his hospital  known as Oloruntoyin clinic at No 2, Lakewu area,  Ororuwo, Boripe Local Government, Osun State.

According to him,  the pregnant woman could not continue her antenatal care at her previous hospital because she had misunderstanding with her husband.

The self–acclaimed doctor said he checked her blood pressure which was low and gave her some drugs and thereafter asked her to come back whenever she fell into labour.

The statement further reads,  “On Thursday, 18th  April 2024, the woman began to experience labour symptoms and was in the hospital where she was delivered of a baby. The victim  developed some complications shortly after and was later rushed to a nearby licensed hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

” Further discreet investigation revealed that the suspect also engaged in the training of people to become  quack doctor like him with the sum of Five Thousand Naira only (N5,000).”

The State Commandant of NSCDC, Dr Michael Adaralewa said Section. 343(1e) of the Criminal Code Act which provides that any person who in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life or likely cause harm to any other person gives medical or surgical treatment to any person whom he has undertaken to treat is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable.

Adaralewa, therefore, assured members of the public that the suspect would be made to face the full wrath of the law upon the conclusion of investigation.

While calling on members of the public to be mindful of medical institution they visit when seeking medical attention, the NSCDC boss called on the public to report quacks to security agencies for prompt action.

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