Nigeria: Adamawa High Court Jails Quack Doctor to 54 Years in Jail

10 December 2019

by David O Royal

A quack Medical Doctor, Ibrahim Mustapha, has bagged a 54-year jail term by a High Court sitting in Yola for quackery.

The presiding judge, Justice Nathan Musa hande the ruling at today's session following an earlier plea of guilt by the fake doctor.

Detailing the verdict, Justice Nathan said the court had considered a plea of guilty made by the convict's counsel and therefore sentenced him on nine counts charges.

He said, "On counts one to three, I sentenced him six months each with the option of fine of N20,000 each.

"On count eight, I sentence him to three years imprisonment with the option of N50,000 fine.

"On counts four, five, six, seven and 10, I sentenced him to 10 years of prison term on each of the counts without the option of a fine."

Justice Nathan added that all the terms will run concurrently.

The quack doctor was arrested by the DSS earlier in June this year for operating without valid papers and professional experience.

The Fintiri led government then accused the quack doctor of being responsible for the death of dozens of patients pledging that it will ensure that the fake doctor is brought to book to serve as deterrent to others.

During his parade by the DSS, the quack doctor had claimed that despite operating without valid documents, he has never killed anybody adding that he had carried out successful major and minor operations on dozens of patients since his sojourn into the medical field.

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