The Commissioner of Police in Kwara State, Mr Ambrose Aisabor, yesterday, confirmed that a fake medical doctor, Mr Adams John Ayeh, who has been on the wanted list of the Police was paraded.
Speaking during a press briefing at the Police headquarters in Ilorin, CP Aisabor revealed that the fake doctor was an expelled medical student of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State and the suspect was arrested at the Civil Service Clinic, Ilorin while parading himself as a medical doctor and canvassing patronage.
In Mr Aisabor's words: “On interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime, saying he was a rusticated student of University of Maiduguri in Borno State.”
He also told news men that suspect would be charged to court as soon as the Police completed investigation.
The suspect, Adams John Ayeh, who was caught with five medical textbooks, syringes and other drugs, told Vanguard: “I don’t go about practising, I just came to the Civil Service Clinic with my wife and the Police arrested me with this stethoscope on my neck. I bought it when I was in medical school.
“If you ask people they will tell you that medical students in their third year are allowed to own and use stethoscopes.
“It was the medical officer who came out and found the stethoscope on my neck that challenged me for using a stethoscope within his territory that led to my arrest. I was expelled in Part Four as a result of poor academic performance.”
When he was asked why he still parade himself as a medical doctor when he failed to complete the programme, he said it was as a result of temptation.