A Suspected Fake Medical Director Arrested in Ikorodu Area of Lagos State. 

The Zonal Anti-Piracy ssistant Inspector General of Police in-charge of Zone 2 Command at Onikan Lagos, AIG Olatoye A. Durosinmi, has arrested a suspected fake Medical Doctor, Tayo Shakirudeen, operating a hospital with Obafemi Awolowo University fake medical certificate in Lagos State.


Suspected fake Medical Doctor, Tayo Shakirudeen


The 37-year old Shakirudeen, who is the Managing Director of Skylink Medical Centre at Ako-Okuta Block Industry behind Uncle Bayus Schools, Elepe-Ikorodu, Lagos, was arrested based on intelligence gathered by the Police through members of Elepe community concerning his activities in the area.

This was disclosed by the Zone 2 Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ayuba Umma, who confirmed that the suspect was in custody undergoing interrogation over his alleged conduct.

The image maker stated that a team of detectives led by the officer in-charge Zonal Anti-Piracy Zone 2 Command, SP Mariam Ogunmolasuyi, swung into action; arrested the suspect, conducted a search and recovered two suspected forged certificates of Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, Osun State and Nigeria Medical and Dental Council.

“Also recovered are immovable hospital equipment, meanwhile the hospital complex has been sealed pending the outcome of investigation. The suspect confessed to electronic production of the certificates as he neither obtained any degree from the University nor certificate from the Medical Council as his real qualification is SSCE.”

“Part of his confession is that he has a total of Six (6) staff; Two (2) of which are trained nurses while Four (4) are amateurs.

According to him, he worked as Nursing Assistant at Fabo Medical Centre, Majidun area of Lagos, before establishing his own hospital and he has successfully carried out 3 (2 Cesarean Session and 1 appendicitis) surgeries during his 3 years of unlawful practice as a medical practitioner while investigation so far revealed that he has been operating the hospital without a qualified/certified medical practitioner.”


Fake hospital building


The AIG therefore, urged members of the public not to hesitate in giving information to the Police whenever they suspect any unlawful practice of any kind.

Meanwhile the Zonal Command is working with the Ministry of Health in Lagos and Ogun States to rid the Zone of such practitioners.

The Police stated that the suspect will be charged before the Court for the alleged criminal offence but that will be after the conclusion of investigations by the Police.

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