‘Fake’ Doctor dragged to Court after working for 11 years

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An alleged fake medical doctor, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u, has officially been been accused by the Kaduna State Ministry of Justice and charged before the Chief Magistrate court for alleged certificate forgery and impersonation.

According to a statement issued by the Ministry, which was signed by the Attorney General of Kaduna State, Aisha Dikko, the accused has been remanded at the Kaduna Correctional Facility until March 16.

The statement further said that the First Information Report (FIR) indicated that Saidu had been working as a medical doctor for more than 11 years as a staff of the Ministry of Health.

According to the Attorney General, Governor Nasir El Rufai had ordered the Ministry of Health to investigate Saidu, following a petition alleging that the accused had been working with fake certificates.

Consequently, the Ministry of Health set up a four-member committee to investigate and verify the certificates and institutions that Saidu claimed to have attended as well as verify his registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria (MDCN).

The findings revealed that Ahmed Ya’u had forged the certificates which he presented to the government to enable him secure employment with the state’s Ministry of Health.

‘’Information gathered from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and MDCN also reveals that Saidu was neither admitted nor graduated from the university and was not registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria,” the statement added.