Court Jails Fake Medical Doctor For Four Years
He used Dr. Umeh’s documents to apply for jobs in Delta and Bayelsa States, claiming to be a practicing surgeon and seeking work at Tobis Clinic.
The convict, an Urhobo of Delta State’s Ethiope West local government area, was first discovered in Ughelli when he did not know the correct terminologies that a qualified medical doctor should know and use, and was arrested when he returned to Yenagoa to continue his schemes.
The Permanent Secretary Ministry of Health, Dr. Wisdom Ebiye Sawyer, thanked the Commissioner for Health, Dr. Pabara Newton Igwele, for his assistance in ensuring justice was served, as well as Tobis Clinic for alerting him to the case in the first place.
The Prosecutor, Philip W. Soroh, said he was called upon by the state’s Solicitor General, Preye Agedah, to ensure justice was served. He said the verdict came less than two months after the arrest. Bayelsa is unsuitable for impersonation as the judiciary is proactive.