A quack doctor identified as Femi Olabisi Akindele, has landed himself in trouble after a 26-year-old woman, Bose Owoyele, allegedly died in his hospital, Duro Doluwa Medical Clinic and Maternity Home, located at Ijoko-Ota road, Interpol Bus stop, Sango Ota, Ogun State, southwest Nigeria.
According to a report published by P.M NEWS, Akindele, 48, was arraigned at Ogun State Magistrates’ Court 2, presided over by Chief Magistrate S.T. Bello (Mrs) at Ota.
Reading the one count-charge to the accused person in Yoruba language, the prosecutor, Sergeant Ita Ita, said: “That you Olufemi Olabisi Akindele ‘m’ on 22/7/2014 at about 1345hrs at Duro Doluwa Clinic, along Ijoko Road, Sango, Ota in Sango Ota Magisterial District did unlawfully kill one Bose Owoyele ‘f’ aged 26 by carrying out surgical operation when you are not a Medical Doctor and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 316 (3) and punishable under section 319 of the Criminal Code Laws of Ogun State of Nigeria, 2006”.
After rejecting the accused plea in view of the nature of the charge, Magistrate Bello ordered that Akindele should be remanded in prison custody pending advice from Department of Public Prosecution, DPP.
The case was adjourned till 14 November, 2014.
However, it was gathered that the victim, a mother of three, allegedly died with pregnancy at the accused hospital on 22 July, 2014, after she was admitted for jaundice treatment for four days.
Speaking to newsmen on the death of his wife, the deceased’s husband, Olasunkanmi Owoyele, an auto mechanic resident at 27, Ogo-Oluwa Street, Interpol, stated that he went to the hospital on Friday night with his pregnant wife where she had been earlier treated and was allegedly given injections.
Olasunkanmi explained that the late Bose was rushed back to the hospital at about 5.30 a.m. on Saturday when her condition became critical over night and the doctor collected N3,000 out of the N6,000 charged for drip and other treatment.
He added that after collecting the money, the doctor did not allow any of her relations to see her again until the fateful Tuesday morning when he forced his way into the ward where the deceased was admitted and found her in a critical condition.
“I called the doctor’s attention to her condition and I was told that I wouldn’t have met her alive if not for the blood transfusion he carried out on her the previous night and I was asked to pay N20,000 for the blood,” he said.
Olasunkanmi further explained: “I left the hospital helplessly while other family members were also denied access to her despite her condition, only to receive a phone call from someone later that my wife was dead.”
It was gathered from the spokesman for the deceased’s family, Dare Ibikunle, that a surgery-like cut and stitches were discovered at the lower part of deceased abdomen before the matter was reported at Sango Police Division.
The fake doctor was said to be arrested and detained at the station before he was transferred to Ogun State Police Command Headquarters, Eleweran, Abeokuta.
Investigation revealed that the fake doctor claimed that the cut was as a result of his effort to bring out the foetus inside the victim, claiming that Bose was a Muslim who should not be buried with pregnancy.
However, a source disclosed that similar incident had occurred at the same hospital in October 2013.