Adamawa: My surgery isn’t butchery, I didn’t kill any patient – Fake doctor
A fake medical doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha denied the allegations that he killed 15 patients during his 5-year unlicenced medical practice being employed under Adamawa State Health Services Management Board. He said he did not regret his actions.
In an interview with newsmen shortly after he was paraded by the State Security Service (SSS) in Yola, the suspect said contrary to speculations, which could count for conspiracy intended to witch-hunt out of envy by the professional unprofessional having certificate without skills, the surgeries he performed over the years did not lead to any complications let alone death casualty. If there were, the cocksure unlicenced doctor challenged previous records not empty allegations to speak.
“I have not regretted my actions because I did it in the interest of serving the people. There’s no patient that died on complications resulting from any of surgeries I have carried out.
“I have performed hundreds of major and minor surgeries and I can tell you, no one among my patients lost his life.
“The reason why I could not go to school was due to the fact that I hailed from a poor background and my parents could not sponsor my education.
”Having confidence in my abilities to perform the job of surgery well, my friend decided to help me with his documents which I have used throughout.
“My arrest was not as a result of any quackery. It was a set up by someone who was not happy that I recently passed a test by the National Hajj Commission while he who studied the profession failed.
“Because of envy, the person exposed my secrets to the security agencies. Before this incident, I had the intention of going back to school this year,” Mustapha said.
Adamawa state Governor, Ahmadu Umaru Fintiri in a briefing at the Council Chamber of the Government House, Yola Wednesday, disclosed that the fake Doctor has killed 15 patients through unprofessional surgeries at the Mayo-Belwa and Fufore cottage hospitals in the course of his five-year unlicenced clinical practice.
Fintiri who expressed dismay over the occurrence said his administration would soon set up a committee to fish out fake medical doctors in the state with a view to bringing them to book and sanitizing the healthcare in the state.
Fintiri also revealed that a technical committee would be constituted to look into the laws establishing Specialist and German Hospitals Yola with a view to bringing the two hospitals together to enhance healthcare delivery in the state.