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Published On: Tue, Dec 10th, 2019

Court jails quack doctor for 44 years in Yola

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From Umar Dankano, Yola.

A Yola High Court has sentenced one Ibrahim Mustapha to 44 years imprisonment for operating as a medical doctor under false pretence in Adamawa State.
Delivering the verdict at the court’s sitting in Yola Monday,Justice Nathan Musa ruled that the convict is to spend a concurrent term of 10 years stressing that,various sentences are of six months, three years and 10 years on 10 counts levelled against him, indicated that the sentences are to run concurrently.
Justice Musa, said Ibrahim Mustapha needed to be punished for his potentially life-taking act of faking medical knowledge.
The judge said, “Only God can adequately quantify the damage you did as an unqualified doctor. Your act is condemnable and should be punished.”
The convict worked under the Adamawa State Government with a medical degree and professional license he took from a certified medical doctor.
He rose as an employee of the government to become a principal medical officer with Cottage Hospital, Fufore in Fufore Local Government Area, but was arrested by the Department of State Services (DSS) in June this year.
The DSS director in the state, Bola Olori, had told the media at the time that Mustapha held National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) certificate, an equivalent of Senior Secondary School certificate.
Ibrahim had confessed to forging MBBS credentials at the time but denied insinuation that people died in his hands.
“Yes, I’ve forged the documents as stated by the DSS boss and also done both major and minor surgical operations, including caesarian section, altogether more than 500 surgeries without causing the death of any of my patients as claimed,” Mustapha said.

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