A 42-year old fake doctor, John Anopuem said he gave medicine to patients without prescription as such he cannot say the number of the patients that could have passed away during this process of using those drugs.
The suspect also confessed that he prescribed drugs via guess work.
Sometimes it worked and at other times it didn’t. The Orlu Imo State-born was arrested and paraded by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Imohimi Edgar at Ikeja, Lagos.
It was gathered that the suspect was arrested at his store located at Seriki Aro Street in Ikeja where the police also reclaimed some suspicious drugs as exhibits. Some of the drugs acquired from the suspects include Emzolin, Tuxils, Codeine and many others.
Parading the suspect with other criminals, Edgar said it was one of the efforts the police was making to make the state crime free that led to the arrest of the suspect.
Edgar thanked the community for partnering with the police on his new police policy to combat crime in the state. He vowed that the police will consistently put up their best and work with the public so that the criminal elements will have no hiding place in the society.
While speaking to journalists, the suspect said, “It was a mistake I made and I could not say it was not harmful and I cannot confirm the number of the patients that may have died as a result of wrong prescription of the drugs.” He said if given another opportunity, he would not do such and hoped he will settle the matter.
But CP Edgar said the suspect will be charged to court after the conclusion of investigation.