Fake Medical Practitioners Arrested in Rivers

Benjamin Omoike

Three persons, who allegedly falsely paraded themselves as medical personnel, have been arrested at Andoni Local Government Council in Rivers State.

The suspects, two males posing as doctors and a female posing as a Nurse, were arrested in Asarama community of Andoni, based on a tip-off from the Head of Medical Personnel in the Local Government.

The suspects were identified as Gift Harvest, who claimed to be an auxiliary nurse, Dr. Patrick Effiong and Williams Biranwi, who claimed to be medical personnel.

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Erastus Awortu, Andoni Council Chairman, who confirmed the development, said the suspects were on illegal medical mission to the local government without proof of qualifications.

He said the suspects, who are quacks, had even performed surgeries on some unsuspecting victims before they were caught.

While condemning the act, Awortu said the suspects have been handed over to the police for further investigation, with a view to uncovering their true intention.

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