The Ondo State Police Command has arrested Mr. Olelekan Rabiu, a 31-year-old man allegedly parading himself as a doctor at Iremide Private Hospital, Orita Ojo, Odigbo State Local Government Area.
The State Commissioner of Police, CP Oyediran Oyeyemi, paraded the suspect and three others before newsmen in Akure on Friday for various offences.
Oyeyemi said he arrested the suspect on December 20 when a team of the Special Intervention Squad alleged an unprofessional report against him.
The CP said the suspect performed a caesarean section on a pregnant woman (name withheld), who was later taken to the Mother and Child Hospital due to excessive bleeding from her private part.
“It was discovered that the self-acclaimed doctor had sewn his stomach and urinary tract together.
“During investigations, it is revealed that the suspect is not a doctor but attended the Ijebu-Ode School of Health Technology where he studied as a Community Health Extension Worker.
“And people are being misled into being a doctor,” he said.
While talking to newsmen, Rabiu admitted that he is a community health extension worker and has been in the profession for seven years.
He said the operation was successful when he operated on the woman in question, who returned after 27 days to complain of vaginal bleeding.
Rabiu, who said he had successfully performed an operation in the past, said he started performing operations when his brother bought him a one-story building in 2015.
“Actually, I am not a doctor but I trained as a community health extension worker at Ode Health School, Ijebu.
“Even though I’m a bit talented on the line and there’s no assistant, I should go back to school, but I’m planning to go back to school now,” he said.
According to him, the woman was brought to my clinic, she was bought from me by my brother in 2015 and after examination, I found that her case cannot be put to bed.
“After the examination, I explained her condition to her relatives, because I checked the result of her ultrasound and saw that she is in the 43rd week of pregnancy.
“The baby was also already distressed and I was allowed to operate to save the woman and the baby.
“So when he came back for a check-up after 10 days, I found that he was not taking drugs and was unhygienic.
“After 27 days of surgery, she came back complaining of vaginal bleeding to save her life, so I immediately referred her to the Ondo Town trauma center.
He pleaded: “I want people to help me, now that I have a wife who is nine months pregnant at home, I promise I will never do it again,” he said.