Osun: NSCDC arrests ‘fake doctor’ death of pregnant woman 

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun state command has arrested a 32-year-old man, Oladiti Toyin, for allegedly causing the death of a pregnant woman at Ororuwo, Boripe local government area of Osun state.

The suspect was alleged to have paraded himself as a medical doctor and attempted to take delivery of the pregnant woman during childbirth, thus causing her death after birth.

The state Commandant of NSCDC, Michael Adaralewa, in a statement made available to Blueprint, Thursday, by the command’s spokesperson, Kehinde Adeleke, alleged that the suspect whose highest qualification is Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) has been operating an unlicensed clinic for the past six years and two months with some trainees in his clinic as staff.

The NSCDC disclosed that the confessional statement of the suspect made on the 15th of April, 2024, revealed that the pregnant woman 9 months and 3 weeks pregnant visited his hospital popularly known as Oloruntoyin Clinic.

“According to him, the pregnant woman could not continue her antenatal care at her previous hospital because she had a misunderstanding with her husband. The self–acclaimed doctor said he checked her blood pressure which was low and gave her some drugs. He thereafter asked her to come back whenever she fell into labour.

“On Thursday, 18th  April 2024, the woman began to experience labour symptoms and was in the hospital where she delivered a baby. The victim developed some complications shortly after and was later rushed to a nearby licensed hospital where she was pronounced dead on arrival.

“Further discreet investigation revealed that the suspect also engaged in the training of people to become quack doctors like him with the sum of N5,000,” NSCDC said.

The command noted that section 343(1e) of the Criminal Code Act provides that any person who in a manner so rash or negligent as to endanger human life or likely cause harm to any other person gives medical or surgical treatment to any person whom he has undertaken to treat is guilty of a misdemeanor and is liable.

Commandant Adaralewa, therefore, assured members of the public that the suspect would be made to face the full wrath of the law upon the conclusion of the investigation. 

He called on members of the public to be mindful of medical institutions they visit when seeking medical attention and enjoined them to report quacks to security agencies for prompt action.