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Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by udomoh(m): 10:45pm On Jun 20, 2019
See previous thread
https://www.nairaland.com/5256613/dss-arrests-fake-medical-doctor

Ibrahim Mustapha, a fake doctor and principal medical officer of Cottage hospital, Fufore in Adamawa state, has been arrested by the Department of State Services for killing patients in the cause of his fake practice.

He is said to have performed over 500 surgical operations causing the death of about 46 patients from January to May 2019.

Parading the fake doctor in Yola on Thursday, DSS Director in the state, Bola Olori, said the DSS has, “effected the arrest of one Ibrahim Mustapha, who operated illegally as a PMO in Fufore Cottage hospital, Fufore local government area of Adamawa state”.

Mr. Olori said a preliminary investigation revealed that Mustapha holds National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) certificate, an equivalent of Senior Secondary School certificate or High School.

The fake surgeon confessed to forging MBBS credentials according to the DSS but denied causing the death of any patient throughout his career until his arrest.

“Yes, I’ve forged the documents as stated by the DSS boss and also done both major and minor surgical operations, including caesarian section, altogether more than 500 surgeries without causing the death of any of my patients as claimed.”

But the DSS said, “He perfected the illicit act in Gombe where he worked as a ward attendant in several clinics. He was aided by a practicing doctor who gave him sample copies of his NECO results, MBBS of Bayero University Kano, NYSC Discharge certificate and Medical and Dental Council if Nigeria, annual registration license.

“The suspect subsequently gained employment into the Adamawa state Hospital Management Board in October 2015 as a doctor and rose to the post of PMO, serving at both the Cottage hospital Mayo-Belwa and Fufore.”

Mustapha ran out of luck when he attended visa interview as a potential medical team member for the 2019 hajj operations.

He was exposed by a man who knew him in Gombe as a ward attendant in an undisclosed clinic.
A fake doctor or quack is a person that parades his/herself as medically qualified to administer treatment to sick patients or understands the pathology of diseases but not certified by the medical licensing board. They are abound world wide but more in developing countries like Nigeria.


https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/06/20/fake-doctor-who-claims-he-has-performed-500-surgeries-caused-46-deaths-arrested/?amp

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Sonia2002(f): 10:49pm On Jun 20, 2019
Can u imagine? He probably went to med school but didn't pass, now his entire family thinks their son is a doctor.

Wasting innocent lives. undecided

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Jayslicky: 10:51pm On Jun 20, 2019
Doctor from hell!!! Patients should start asking for certificates from doctors before they get into the wrong hands.

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by udomoh(m): 10:58pm On Jun 20, 2019
It is part of the patients bill of rights introduced by Osinbajo in 2018. Patients now have rights to ask for doctors qualifications even before consultations.

Know your rights.

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by BrainEya(m): 11:13pm On Jun 20, 2019
Nawa o
Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by dominique(f): 3:34pm On Jun 21, 2019
udomoh:
It is part of the patients bill of rights introduced by Osinbajo in 2018. Patients now have rights to ask for doctors qualifications even before consultations.

Know your rights.

That's remarkable but the Mustapha that was caught confessed to have forged his certificate. How can one now differentiate between an original and a forged MBBS certificate?

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Lkikgno: 3:34pm On Jun 21, 2019
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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Digital101: 3:35pm On Jun 21, 2019
He should be sentence to Death
Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Iyajelili(f): 3:35pm On Jun 21, 2019
Reason I dey fear to go hospital, no be people wey dey see Dem blind go house for kaduna say Dem go dey investigate wetin cause am

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by jamilexi: 3:35pm On Jun 21, 2019
Evil doctor
Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by bikerboy1(m): 3:36pm On Jun 21, 2019
Before you cast your judgement on him...

Remember that over 450 survivors he successfully operated on are still grateful to him.

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by paddyofboss(m): 3:36pm On Jun 21, 2019
Awon forgers people wo

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Yankiss(m): 3:36pm On Jun 21, 2019
We are in trouble. It is part of the patients bill of rights to ask for certificate of doctor, but what if the certificate was forged as in this scenario? The issue is that we have to be intuitive in consulting doctors. Overseas, in some countries like India, MBBS holders just watch. It's only Ph.D. holders in medicine that are consultants and surgeons. You can't easily fake a doctoral in medicine. Every clinic supposed to display qualifications of doctors on board for public scrutiny and to point fingers if necessary.

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Auxtin85(m): 3:36pm On Jun 21, 2019
Show the face of the killer doctor
Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by ichidodo(m): 3:36pm On Jun 21, 2019
46 out of 500?... He must be a very good surgeon with this low body count.

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by phenom666(m): 3:37pm On Jun 21, 2019
The North are already seeing Buhari next level. cry

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by JohnFrankling(m): 3:37pm On Jun 21, 2019
He was even employed by the government �, no background check or paper verification na WA oh

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Ijaya123: 3:37pm On Jun 21, 2019
There's something I don't understand here. When reporting a crime and the suspect has been arrested, are we not supposed to see the mug shot of the suspect?

This doesn't look like a complete story for all it is worth.

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Onyekachi419(f): 3:37pm On Jun 21, 2019
Welcome to Nigeria

Where everything goes.

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by sammymama: 3:38pm On Jun 21, 2019
Imagine
Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by nazablossom(f): 3:38pm On Jun 21, 2019
Doctor Eliza. Wonders shall never end

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by JubrinElSudan: 3:39pm On Jun 21, 2019
46/500*100, 9.2% mortality. That's a low one for a quack embarassed

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Pwansunrise: 3:40pm On Jun 21, 2019
If only he had patience of going to medical college and getting appropriate certification he would have made a good doctor.
But No he chose the dubious way which has backfired noe he is heading to jail.

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by ImpregnaTor(m): 3:41pm On Jun 21, 2019
500 sugeries and only 46 daeths??
he not that bad we can still manage him.
afterall the country is being being run by mediocres
and mediocrity is the other of the day in the shit-hole;
so what's the difference??

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by 9jaRealist: 3:41pm On Jun 21, 2019
What’s new in Naija? undecided

Even once discovered a fake doctor at the Federal Ministry of Health in Abuja, who worked there for about 10 years and even became the branch NMA Chairman (see linked story below)


https://allafrica.com/stories/201507080022.html
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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Jman06(m): 3:41pm On Jun 21, 2019
He performed successful surgeries after all, so why arrest him If medical doctors think it is okay to allow every quack to dispense drugs in the name of patent medicine dealership, then they should not worry when those patent medicine guys and hospital ward attendants also start practicing medicine and surgery and carrying out D&Cs and other operations.
Nigerian medical doctors think that the pharmacists are the only ones that are affected when selling drugs become a business anybody can do despite the dangers in that. They don't know that such system would affect even the medical doctors more! The immediate past minister of health was busy pushing for such with the intention of killing the pharmacy profession. The fool didn't know that allowing everybody to start selling drugs like he suggested would affect medical doctors more than even pharmacists. That was the caliber of person we appointed as minister of health.
Going by Adewole's and some other Nigerian insecure doctors' opinions, I think this man should be freed and even given a license to continue in his practice since he can perform surgeries successfully What goes around comes around!

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Re: Fake Doctor Performed Over 500 Surgeries & Caused 46 Deaths Before Arrest- DSS by Emzenoz(m): 3:42pm On Jun 21, 2019
udomoh:
See previous thread
https://www.nairaland.com/5256613/dss-arrests-fake-medical-doctor

Ibrahim Mustapha, a fake doctor and principal medical officer of Cottage hospital, Fufore in Adamawa state, has been arrested by the Department of State Services for killing patients in the cause of his fake practice.

He is said to have performed over 500 surgical operations causing the death of about 46 patients from January to May 2019.

Parading the fake doctor in Yola on Thursday, DSS Director in the state, Bola Olori, said the DSS has, “effected the arrest of one Ibrahim Mustapha, who operated illegally as a PMO in Fufore Cottage hospital, Fufore local government area of Adamawa state”.

Mr. Olori said a preliminary investigation revealed that Mustapha holds National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) certificate, an equivalent of Senior Secondary School certificate or High School.

The fake surgeon confessed to forging MBBS credentials according to the DSS but denied causing the death of any patient throughout his career until his arrest.

“Yes, I’ve forged the documents as stated by the DSS boss and also done both major and minor surgical operations, including caesarian section, altogether more than 500 surgeries without causing the death of any of my patients as claimed.”

But the DSS said, “He perfected the illicit act in Gombe where he worked as a ward attendant in several clinics. He was aided by a practicing doctor who gave him sample copies of his NECO results, MBBS of Bayero University Kano, NYSC Discharge certificate and Medical and Dental Council if Nigeria, annual registration license.

“The suspect subsequently gained employment into the Adamawa state Hospital Management Board in October 2015 as a doctor and rose to the post of PMO, serving at both the Cottage hospital Mayo-Belwa and Fufore.”

Mustapha ran out of luck when he attended visa interview as a potential medical team member for the 2019 hajj operations.

He was exposed by a man who knew him in Gombe as a ward attendant in an undisclosed clinic.
A fake doctor or quack is a person that parades his/herself as medically qualified to administer treatment to sick patients or understands the pathology of diseases but not certified by the medical licensing board. They are abound world wide but more in developing countries like Nigeria.


https://nimedhealth.com.ng/2019/06/20/fake-doctor-who-claims-he-has-performed-500-surgeries-caused-46-deaths-arrested/?amp
He has caused lesser death then those that has the certificate in government owned hospitals

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