Suspected fake doctors, surgeons nabbed, 10 patients freed, facilities closed in Cross River

Some medical charlatans parading as laboratory scientists, surgeons, and medical doctors have been arrested in Cross River State and handed over to the Nigerian police.

Explaining processes that led to the arrests, the Chairman of the Cross River State Taskforce on quackery and related violations in the healthcare delivery system, Dr David Ushie, said the arrests took place in the Ogoja area council of the state.

“I received a tip-off concerning the presence of some wonder surgeons in the Aladin community of Ogoja LGA. I and my team left Calabar by 12:30 (night time) on September 8, 2022, to ensure the offenders did not escape as they usually did.

“We immediately contacted the Chairman of Council, Honourable Emmanuel Ishabor and the DPO of Ogoja Area Command, Supol Horsfall, who both confirmed the incident.

“At the Health Centre Aladim, the venue of the crime after a full day of interviews and facility assessment, we made the following discoveries: There were 10…

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