A 28-year-old security guard in Ayobo, Salisu Usman, has been sentenced to two years in Kirikiri Prisons by an Ikeja Magistrates Court for posing as a medical doctor and treating people.
Magistrate B.O. Osunsanmi sentenced the accused on Wednesday, July 25 after he pleaded guilty to the offence.
“I am as guilty as charged,” Usman, 28, had told the court on July 18.
The Prosecutor, ASP. Ezekiel Ayorinde, said that Usman, a resident of Oluwalogbon, Isefun community in Ayobo, committed the offence on July 6 at Badek Junction in Ayobo.
He said that Usman was found with a bag containing medical and surgical facilities without being a qualified medical practitioner.
“The defendant, who parades himself as a medical doctor treats, dispenses, supplies, administers and sells poisonous and dangerous drugs to patients.
“He was found with different types of tablets, syringes, needles, injections and other medical items.
“But when he was asked to present his certificate or identity card, he could not.
“He confessed that he was not a genuine doctor and he was therefore, taken to the police station,” the prosecutor said.
Ayorinde said the offence contravened Section 251(e) (f) of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 which recommends a two-year prison sentence for offenders.
Usman appealed to the court to temper justice with mercy.
But Magistrate Osunsanmi sentenced the accused to two years in Kirikiri Prisons with hard labour without an option of fine.