Oyo State Police Command has arrested a fake gynaecologist by name, Damilola Ojo for defrauding three people of N23 million by posing as a gynaecologist.
The suspect was known in her church and neighbourhood as Dr. Dammy Ojo. She had worked as a nurse at Goodswill Hospital, Oyo, where she was employed with a ‘To whom it may concern’ document.
Oyo state Commissioner of Police, Leye Oyebade, told reporters while parading the suspect in Ibadan on Wednesday that Mrs. Ojo defrauded her victims by telling them that she could use her contacts to help them get oil and gas contracts.
The suspect who confessed that she lied about working at the University College Hospital in Ibadan said she solicited the services of a spiritualist to convince her clients of her credentials.
But nemesis caught up with her when she was defrauded the sum of N48 million by another fraudster, Asifu Ajinikirun, who claimed to be a spiritualist. She used part of the funds she received to buy luxury vehicles and build a hospital in Moniya, Ibadan.
One of her victims, Funke Olagbaju, said she met Mrs. Ojo during a church programme in December 2015 and she fell victim to the fraudster because she was desperate to have a child after 12 years of marriage.
Few months ago, 43-year old Opeyemi Adesina was arrested by the Alakara Police Division on Alowolodu Street in the Alapere, Ketu area of Lagos State for allegedly parading himself as a staff gynaecologist of the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LUTH).
Adesina, who parades himself as a consultant gynaecologist, said he paid N100,000 to buy the seven forged certificates he used.
Adesina was arrested after his landlord, Mr. Akorede, wrote a “save-my-soul” petition to the management of LUTH alleging that Adesina brought home female patients to treat in his house and carried out abortions on them, among other unspeakable practices he does which could implicate him (the landlord).
When LUTH authorities, who could not find such name in the record of their consultants, they forwarded the letter to the police, who arrested Adesina and recovered the forged certificates.