Nigeria: Quack Doctor Arrested Over Death of 2 Patients in Illegal Hospital

Nigeria: Quack Doctor Arrested Over Death of 2 Patients in Illegal Hospital
Nigeria: Quack Doctor Arrested Over Death of 2 Patients in Illegal Hospital

A quack doctor, Adewale Owolanke, operating an illegal hospital, which has caused the death of many innocent people, has been arrested. The quack doctor is cooling his feet at the “A” Division Police Station in Akure. His wife, according to findings, operates a medicine store in the same house where the illegal hospital is located. He was arrested in his hospital situated at Uso, in Owo council area of the state for same offence last year but was let off the hook following intervention by politicians, had been operating the illegal hospital for over five years. Two persons reportedly died in his hospital following an operation he performed on them. Also, many young girls in the community have been victims of poorly performed and illegal abortion by the quack doctor and his other three supporting staff. It was gathered that after he performed an operation on the pregnant woman, she later developed complications following which she was rushed to the FMC. Nemisis caught up with him when the monitoring team of the Hospital Services Department of the ministry discovered that he had reopened the hitherto sealed illegal hospital. Three patients were on admission in the illegal hospital when the monitoring team swooped on him. Confirming the arrest of the quack doctor, who claimed he graduated from Barbadose University in the United States of America, the state Health ministry said he still was an undergraduate of the University of Benin, Edo State. Press Officer of the ministry, Abooluwa Famakinwa, said the illegal hospital had the name Divine Hospital popularly called Baba Mama Hospital and was situated behind St. Andrews Anglican Church, Uso. “The Hospital had earlier been closed down but Owolanke had reopened it and continued with his illicit and unlawful activities. The Commissioner for Health said the government will press for maximum punishment for offenders as deterrent to those who do not have value for life. She added that the state has zero tolerance for quackery and that the ministry will make the monitoring a more regular exercise as it will make people sit up.

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