43-year-old Opeyemi Adesina was arrested on Tuesday 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).
Opeyemi, who parades himself as a consultant gynaecologist, said he paid N100,000 to buy the seven forged certificates he used.
According to The Punch, Adesina was arrested after his landlord, Akorede, wrote a “save-my-soul” petition to the management of LUTH some weeks ago alleging that Adesina brought home female patients to treat in his house and carried out abortions for them, among other unspeakable practices he does which could implicate him (the landlord).
The landlord in his letter further explained that when he confronted Adesina, he claimed to be a consultant gynaecologist with LUTH, adding that he brought the referral cases from the hospital to his house so that he could have time to attend to them.
LUTH authorities, who could not find such name in the record of their consultants, forwarded the letter to the police, who arrested Adesina and recovered the forged certificates.
In his confession, Adesina said he bought the certificates from one Kolawole in Ibadan, Oyo State for N100,000.
I bought the certificates from Kolawole in Ibadan. That was three years ago. I bought them from him for N100,000.
I do not know where he stays. We did not meet in any specific location. We usually met at fast food joints or any agreed place. For instance, it was at Agodi Gate area that I gave him the money and got the certificates. I decided to use another name on the certificates. I forged them because I dropped out of the university. I was actually studying Medicine. However, I dropped out in the 500 level due to financial reasons.
He also said his wife does not know he is quack.
I married my wife about five years ago. She thought I was a certified doctor. She actually came to me for treatment in the Ketu area and that was how we met. We have a child.
Adesina denied the landlord’s allegations, saying he only runs a laboratory.
It is not true that I brought women to treat at home. The truth of the matter is that I have a laboratory and the women came there. I usually did tests for them and by the time the test results were out, I would ask them to visit a hospital for treatment.
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Dolapo Badmos, said the suspect would be charged to court as soon as investigations are over.