The Management of Jumoke Hospital in Lagos State may have run into trouble waters for negligently employing two jobless men without medical certificates as medical doctors.
The two fake doctors, Poroye Franklin, 26, and Ayodele Busiga, 36, were discovered after they were arrested for harming the patients, who came to the hospital.
The incident happened at Ifelodun Street in Ejigbo/Orisubare Road, Ejigbo, Lagos, where the hospital is located.
The suspects were said to have forged Doctors License with folio number, 89686 and presented to the hospital management for employment as medical doctors on 1st January 2022 and were employed without the management verifying if actually they graduated from Medical School.
However, while they were working, they were said to have relied on Google medical search to treat patients in the hospital, and in most cases, the condition of some patients worsened due to the wrong diagnosis.
The suspicion was finally exposed after their activity was reported to the Police at Area M Idimu Command and the Area Commander ordered their investigation.
They were arrested and detained at the Command for interrogation where it was discovered that they were fake doctors and had been putting the lives of patients in the hospital in grave danger.
The Police charged them before the Ejigbo Magistrates Court for conspiracy and impersonation by causing harm to the patients coming to the hospital.
The first defendant, Franklin, admitted that he committed the alleged offence and pleaded guilty while the second defendant, Busiga, pleaded not guilty.
Hence the prosecutor, Supol Benedict Aigbokhan, then asked the Court to give a date for facts and sentence and hearing the first and second defendants respectively.
The Presiding Magistrate, Mrs. K.A. Ariyo, ordered the first defendant to be remanded in custody pending when he will be brought for facts and sentence while the second defendant was granted bail in the sum of N500,000 with two sureties in like sum.
They were remanded at the Correctional Centre at Kirikiri town, Lagos, pending when he will perfect his bail conditions while the matter was adjourned till 20th December 2022, for hearing.