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Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by Sctests: 4:44pm On Oct 13, 2015
By Winifred Ogbebo




One Mr Peter Chukwuemeka Okafor, a fake Medical laboratory Scientist has been convicted by a magistrate court (Court 1) in Agbor, Delta State.

The accused was consequently sentenced to six months in prison without an option of fine for impersonating a Medical Laboratory Scientist, Mr Koru Kere Cletus.

In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP in Abuja, the Medical Laboratory Council of Nigeria (MLSCN), noted that while commenting on the court verdict, the Registrar/CEO of the council, Prof Anthony Emeribe described the judgment of the court as a victory for Nigerians who have been clamouring for sanity in the medical laboratory services sector.

He said, “Regrettably, these mindless quacks have been using unsuspecting patients as guinea pigs. It is another milestone in the council’s quest to eradicate quackery in the profession.”

Emeribe noted that with the victory, nefarious elements in the sector must be aware that it is no longer business as usual, and that they’ve no hiding place.

He reassured that the Council will not relent in its efforts to ensure that Nigerian patients receive only accurate and reliable test results when they submit themselves to laboratory investigations. ‘Only well trained personnel, recognized by Council are authorized to practice as medical lab scientists in the country. Those who attempt to do so without Council approval are making mockery of the law and endangering the lives of the citizens, and we won’t tolerate that,’ he said, promising that Council will continue to work towards the actualization of its mandate as enunciated in Act 11, 2003.

Narrating the journey to Okafor’s conviction Emeribe recalled that it was during one of the periodic inspection and monitoring exercise by Council’s South – South Zonal Office Benin, in conjunction with Association of Medical Laboratory Scientists of Nigeria (AMLSN) Delta State Branch, that it’s team approached one Mrs Patience Uti for verification of her documents only to discover that the 2012 practicing license presented by the addressee bearing the name Koru Kere Cletus was not the same as Peter Okafor that owns the laboratory under inspection.

Besides the difference of names on the license, it was also discovered that it was signed by Mrs E. U Okonkwo who retired in 2010 making the authenticity questionable.

According to Emeribe, the culprit was apprehended following a written complaint forwarded by the Council to the Commissioner of Police, Delta state on the matter. Okafor was subsequently charged to the court for forgery and impersonation.

While the accused was discharged and acquitted for lack of evidence on the 1st count charge, he was found culpable on the 2nd count charge of impersonating a Medical Scientist, Mr Koru Kere Cletus. One of the Prosecution witnesses, Mrs Patience Uti had earlier told the court that she had known the accused as Mr Koru Kere Cletus for the past three years not knowing that his name is Mr Peter Okafor. The accused has a Higher National Diploma (HND) qualification in Business Administration, a course that has no relationship with Medical Laboratory Science. He was sentenced to six months imprisonment without an option of fine to serve as a deterrent to others who think they can just wake up one day and start collecting specimen from innocent citizens while pretending to be Medical Lab Scientists.

It will be recalled that the Council set up a national taskforce on inspection in 2014 which closed 15 laboratories on its first assignment in FCT.


http://leadership.ng/news/449753/fake-medical-lab-scientist-sent-to-jail

http://www.medicalworldnigeria.com/2015/07/court-sentenced-fake-medical-labortory-scientist#.Vh0j1dzYL1Y

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by Nobody: 5:38pm On Oct 13, 2015
Sctests:
dominique, Sissy3, lalasticlala, obinoscopy, seun, or whoever is the supermod or mod here.

Please frontpage

long time no see wink smiley

hmmm... interesting news! but it doesn't change the fact that mlscn is still a weak registration council that has provided the enabling environment for quacks to operate. I wonder how many more quacks are out there, perfecting the act of covering their tracks?

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by Ojestas(m): 6:35pm On Oct 13, 2015
Thank God they got him.
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by Nobody: 6:36pm On Oct 13, 2015
Good move!

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by omusiliyu(m): 6:36pm On Oct 13, 2015
He will serve as scape goat for all those that are operating with fake certificates...


I'm a member of NANCN
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by jnrbayano(m): 6:36pm On Oct 13, 2015
This will serve as deterrent to other daredevils who wouldn't mind devaluing the integrity of human lives.

Let him serve his term in full.

Ka aru chaa ya acha.

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by KuliMart: 6:36pm On Oct 13, 2015
Playing with our health.

So sad.

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by odinese(m): 6:37pm On Oct 13, 2015
NO TRIBALISM !

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by sanandreas(m): 6:37pm On Oct 13, 2015
Good.
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by Pavore9: 6:37pm On Oct 13, 2015
6 months is too short for putting many lives at risk!

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by Nobody: 6:37pm On Oct 13, 2015
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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by meloo(m): 6:37pm On Oct 13, 2015
see emeribe mouth dey sharp amsln as a council is very weak d procedures are too easy to boycott but kodis for nabbing the quacks
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by hensben(m): 6:37pm On Oct 13, 2015
Fake scientist everywhere

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by sheguy(m): 6:38pm On Oct 13, 2015
Na wa oh
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by jamex93(m): 6:39pm On Oct 13, 2015
era of change is favourable



catch all of dem and send dem to jail


now Nigeria can boost of an active government

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by qualityovenbake(m): 6:39pm On Oct 13, 2015
6 months. Ok fine be me.
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by ademega(m): 6:40pm On Oct 13, 2015
imagine what he could have caused in the cause of the quackry
thank God an end to it has come
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by DICKtator: 6:40pm On Oct 13, 2015
grin grin grin grin
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by Viktor1983(m): 6:41pm On Oct 13, 2015
omusiliyu:
He will serve as scape goat for all those that are operating with fake certificates...
I'm a member of NANCN
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by CosmeticChemist(m): 6:41pm On Oct 13, 2015
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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by JakesJ(m): 6:41pm On Oct 13, 2015
What On Earth Do U Expect From Him, When The Country Is As Hard As Nut!
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by MizFrances(f): 6:42pm On Oct 13, 2015
Hmmm
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by simplisity(m): 6:43pm On Oct 13, 2015
i think we have quacks almost in all professions when we judge it base on jurisdiction. Nigeria professionals need to revive their ethics and conducts, it will help to secure their practices.
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by omonnakoda: 6:44pm On Oct 13, 2015
coollabman:


long time no see wink smiley

hmmm... interesting news! but it doesn't change the fact that mlscn is still a weak registration council that has provided the enabling environment for quacks to operate. I wonder how many more quacks are out there, perfecting the act of covering their tracks?
How is it different for doctors,nurses and other health professionals,are there no quacks or have you got evidence about which is greater
It all comes down to the Nigerian factor we are a weak nation with weak institutions. What is it that we don't fake
Fake police ,fake teacher fake student fake doctor fake soldier fake militant fake everywhere

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by ghuzy01: 6:46pm On Oct 13, 2015
Dis is a good one from the mlscn,the profession needs to be sanitised,I hope this will continue all over the country.wishing all fruitful convention in port Harcourt

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by hustler86(m): 6:48pm On Oct 13, 2015
Just six months? undecided, I thot its 21years for impersonation?

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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by wunmi590(m): 6:48pm On Oct 13, 2015
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Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by Sweetyie(f): 6:49pm On Oct 13, 2015
Nice move. Hope he gets what he deserves
Re: Fake Medical Laboratory Scientist Sent To Jail by HaneefahRN(f): 6:52pm On Oct 13, 2015
We need this sanity in nursing too . When will NMCN wake up?
Some or many Drs are busy training quacks and using them in their private hospitals putting many lives at risk because of the profit they'll get from paying the illiterates they use stipend instead of employing qualified nurses, yet they go unchecked and this anomaly continues to grow. They fight against quackery in their profession yet they propagate it in another profession in the name of auxiliaries, I'm not saying it's all Drs but many Drs, but it's not their fault though, NMCN allowed it and the crazy way everything is in Nigeria.
The health sector really needs thorough sterilization.
Btw the 6 months is too small for such criminals.

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