Suspected fake doctor arrested after working for 11 years with Kaduna state hospital


A suspected fake medical doctor who has been working for more than 11 years as a staff of Kaduna State Ministry of Health has been arrested.

The suspected fake Medical Doctor, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u was arrested after an investigation Governor Nasir El-Rufai ordered. He has been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate court on charges of certificate forgery and impersonation.

According to a statement signed by the Attorney General of Kaduna State Aisha Dikko, a four-member committee was set up by the Ministry of Health to investigate and verify the certificates and institutions Saidu claimed to have attended as well as verify his registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN). The certificates he presented were found to be fake after an investigation was carried out.

‘’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.”

Saidu told the court that all the charges against him are false but the Director of Public Prosecution opposed his bail application, stating that the allegations against him are weighty.

The case was adjourned to March 16.