By Kayode Adeoti and Timothy Ifeoluwa
The Magistrate Court sitting in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital yesterday docked one Oroware Omololu Adebayo over alleged forgery of the University of Ilorin Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery Certificate.
The accused, Adebayo was also accused of culpable homicide due to wrong and unprofessional prescription of medication to patients.
The Police First Information Report (FIR) revealed that the accused was charged to court in 2013 for the offence of forgery and false impersonation contrary to sections 364 and 179 of penal code law.
The police report further disclosed that the accused was dragged before Magistrate Muhammad Ibrahim by the Commissioner of Police, Kwara Command following the petition of the Nigerian Medical Association, Ilorin branch.
According to the FIR, Adebayo was parading himself as a trained medical practitioner and working in Day Spring Medical Centre at Tanke area of the state capital.
The accused was alleged to have presented the forged certificate of the University of Ilorin to the proprietor of the hospital claiming to be a genuine physician.
Following this development, the FIR stated that the accused was employed as a medical doctor in the hospital thereby, having access to treat patients.
Also revealed through investigation is health complication caused to some patients’ sequel to blind prescription of medications the fake doctor gave out.
The matter however came for defence on Wednesday as the counsel to the accused, Barrister Olasehinde Adeseko, who was represented by Omodele Balogun canvassed the innocence of the accused.
The judge in his brief ruling adjourned the matter to 6th November, 2018 for address.