Police Arrest Doctor with Forged Certificate in Lagos.

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Operatives of the anti-piracy unit of the Zone 2 police command Onikan, Lagos, have arrested one Tayo Shakirudeen over allegations of certificate forgery.

Shakirudeen 37, who is the medical director of Skylink medical centre was arrested with two suspected forged certificates of Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife, Osun state and the Nigeria medical and dental council.

A statement by the zonal police public relations officer, zone 2 command headquarters, Onikan-Lagos, SP Ayuba Umma said the police also recovered immovable hospital equipment, while the hospital complex has been sealed pending the outcome of investigation.

Umma noted that the suspect confessed to electronic production of the certificates as he neither obtained any degree from the university nor certificate from the medical council as his real qualification is only an SSCE.

According to the police, part of the suspect’s confession is that he has a total of six staff; two of whom are trained nurses while four are amateurs.

According to him, he worked as nursing assistant at Fabo medical centre Majidun area of Lagos before establishing his own hospital, adding that he has successfully carried out two cesarean session and one appendicitis surgeries during his 3 years of unlawful practice as a medical practitioner.

Umma said investigation revealed that the suspect has been operating the hospital without a qualified/certified medical practitioner.

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