The Ondo State Police Command said it has arrested one Rabiu Olalekan who was allegedly parading himself as a medical doctor in Odigbo Local Government Area of the state before his arrest.
He is among four persons paraded for allegedly participating in criminal activities in the state. The suspects who were arrested over crimes such as murder, vandalism and illegal medical practice include Ebine Adeleke, Aderemi Okiki, Alhaji Magari and Rabiu Olalekan.
Odunlami said, “On December 20, 2022, one Rabiu Olalekan who has been parading himself as a medical doctor of Iremide Private Hospital, Orita Ojo, in the Odigbo Local Government Area was arrested by team of Special Intervention Squad when a report of unprofessionalism was reported against him. The suspect performed caesarean section on a pregnant woman (name withheld) who was later rushed to Mother and Child Hospital due to excessive bleeding from her private parts. It was discovered that the self-acclaimed doctor stitched her womb and the urinary tract together.
“During investigation, it was discovered that the suspect is not a medical doctor but attended School of Health Technology, Ijebu-Ode, Ogun State, where he studied Community Health Extension Work and has been deceiving people that he is a medical doctor. He also claimed that he invited one Dr. Bayo to help him carryout the caesarean section on the victim. But he does not know the address or contact of the said doctor as he said he lost his phone which was the only means of communicating with the doctor.”
The police spokesperson said the suspects would soon be charged to court.