The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria and the police, has today, arrested a fake medical doctor, known as Charles George, aged 60, said to be treating COVID-19 patients.
Newsnaija gathered that George was arrested in his apartment at Block 1, Julius Berger Junior Staff Quarters, popularly known as Berger Camp, in Kubwa, by police detectives from the office of the Commissioner of Police, Federal Capital Territory.
Among the items recovered from the fake doctor are syringe abortion syringe, and kidney dish, among others.
The police said George “has been recognized as a regular customer of the FCDA Police Station and Kubwa Area Command Headquarters for several matters in connection with mixed medicine and scamming of his clients since 2016.”
Dr. Victor Gbenro, The Deputy Registrar and Head of the Inspectorate Department of the MDCN, described the arrest as a major breakthrough.
He said, “The arrest of the suspected fake medical/alternative medicine practitioner, by the name Dr. Charles George, at his Kubwa premises is a major breakthrough for the MDCN under the leadership of Dr. Tajudeen Sanusi, the Registrar.
“Acting on an intelligence report from the IG intelligence team, the Inspectorate Department of the MDCN as directed by the registrar affected the successful arrest of the fake doctor, who has been scamming naïve members of the public while posing as a member of the NCDC COVID-19 team.
“The suspect is reported to have been practicing alternative medicine without registration or license from the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria, which is authorized to regulate the practice of medical, dental, and alternative medicine in Nigeria.