Thursday, 13 September 2018


A fake doctor, Olowolayemo Ifetayo, has been arrested in Akure, Ondo State for operating an illegal medical center in a medicine shop where he administers drip and transfuses blood on his patients.

The suspect, who was arrested during the monitoring exercise on patent medicine stores in the state, was paraded before reporters.

Various control and banned drugs and injections, including Enagin, were reportedly found in his possession.

He had allegedly been administering drips, transfusing blood with wrong instruments, injecting his victims with banned and dangerous injections and using medical wastes in an unlawful manner.

Ifetayo was handed over to law enforcement agents to remand for prosecution.

Commissioner for health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro said  government holds the lives of residents seriously and would not allow anybody toil with it in the name of making money.

Adegbenro said government would not hesitate to prosecute those operating hospitals under the guise of Patient Medicine Store and endangering the lives of residents.

The commissioner was represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Dipo Durojaye who spoke after a monitoring exercise by the Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs in Akure.

He advised residents to be careful where they seek Medicare, as there are accredited facilities all around where they can seek Medicare when the need arises.

The Health commissioner also warns quarks and fake drugs dealers that it would not be business as usual while appealing to patient medicine dealers to play the game by the rules.

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