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NMA Arrests Fake Doctor in Plateau State for Giving Medical Treatments in Schools, Worship Centres

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The Plateau State Chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) reported on Wednesday the arrest of a fake doctor suspected of providing medical treatment in schools and places of worship across the state.

Dr. Bapigaan Audu, the state chairman of the NMA, and the association’s public relations officer, Dr. Istifanus Bako, shared the news in a joint statement.

The suspect, who used various names, including George Ossai and Kelvin Paul, was caught in Jos after a collaborative investigation by the NMA and state health ministry officials.

Stating that the suspect has been detained at the police headquarters in Jos, the statement read:

“This is to inform our esteemed members and the general public that NMA Plateau, in collaboration with the Plateau State Ministry of Health, has facilitated the discreet investigation and subsequent arrest of another fake doctor carrying out nefarious activities in schools and worship centres across the state.

“The impostor who goes by the names ‘George Ossai’ and ‘Kelvin Paul’ was arrested on Monday, March 18, 2024, within Jos metropolis and was transferred to the CID, Police Headquarters Jos the next day. The NMA chairman has given a statement to the police regarding the matter while further investigations are ongoing.”

The NMA urged the public to report any suspected fake doctors to the Plateau State Chapter and directed complaints to the Inspectorate Unit at the Ministry of Health Headquarters in Jos.

The association also stressed the importance of seeking healthcare from licensed professionals in recognised facilities, as it reaffirmed its dedication to maintaining medical standards and protecting public health.

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