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Police Parade Fake Medical Doctor in Bayelsa

Bayelsa State Police Command has paraded a fake medical Practitioner who has been impersonating one Dr. Charles Umeh a medical doctor serving in the Northern part of the country.

The State Commissioner of Police CP Mike Okoli, while parading the suspect before journalists at the State Police Headquarters in Yenagoa, said the imposter has been seeking for employment from hospitals within Delta and Bayelsa States as a medical Doctor. 

The Bayelsa police commissioner who was represented by the Commands Public Relations Officer, SP Asinim Butswat, said there were several reported concerns about his inability to use medical terminologies during diagnosis as a medical Doctor, thereby raising suspicion over his qualifications, which later led to his arrest.

The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health Doctor Wisdom Sawyer, on his part, expressed the State Government's resolve to deliver quality healthcare services to its citizens; hence it does not give any room for quackery in the state.

Also speaking, the Chairman, Nigeria Medical Association, (NMA) Bayelsa State Branch, Doctor Ngowari Torunana, said upon the arrest of the Suspect, they contacted the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria which confirmed that the Suspect was an imposter.

The suspect, 29 years old, Apkoviri Vincent from Irhodo community of Ethiope West local government area of Delta State, who is a graduate of Psychology from the Delta State University, accepted that he has been using a friend's certificate-seeking for a job as a medical Doctor, but denied knowledge of impersonation.

Our Correspondent reports that the Suspect will be charged to court after an investigation by the Police.

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