Two persons, who claimed to be medical doctors, have been nabbed in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
The suspects, who gave their names as Dr Victor and Dr Solomon
operated at Nyam Hospital in Kurudu area of Abuja, according to FCT
Health and Human Services Secretariat.
Before their arrest, Dr Solomon carried out a caesarean section on a
pregnant woman in the hospital and yet another ovarian cystectomy on
another young girl on Friday, August 3, while Dr Victor claimed to be a
dental therapist and chief surgeon trained in Cameroun.
Briefing journalists on the arrest of the fake doctors, the
secretary, FCT Health and Human Services Secretariat, Dr Ademola
Onakomaiya, disclosed that the Nyam Hospital, where the suspects
operated from, was registered with the secretariat by one Dr T. Nyam,
who allegedly employed the quacks to work for him while he relocated to
According to him, there was no trained medical personnel on duty at the hospital, the environment of which was equally untidy.
Dr Onakomaiy who noted that the secretariat had zero tolerance for
quackery in Abuja, advised residents to watch where they sought health
Pledging that the secretariat would not compromise standards in
delivering health services to the residents, the secretary disclosed