Ibrahim Mustapha, and principal medical officer of Cottage hospital, Fufore in Adamawa state, has been arrested by the Department of State Services.
Ibrahim Mustapha was arrested while undergoing medical screening as a member of 2019 hajj medical team in Adamawa State
Mustapha was detected as a fake Doctor when he attended visa interview as a potential medical team member for the 2019 hajj operations.
NAHCON had in the last five years introduced screening of medical doctors that will be appointed as member of hajj medical team. This system was designed to close the ugly chapter that allow people of other profession to be recruited as a medical personnel’s during hajj.
DSS Director in the state, Bola Olori parade the fake doctor in Yola on Thursday, Mr. Olori said a preliminary investigation revealed that Mustapha holds National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) certificate, an equivalent of Senior Secondary School certificate or High School.
But the DSS said, “He perfected the illicit act in Gombe where he worked as a ward attendant in several clinics. He was aided by a practicing doctor who gave him sample copies of his NECO results, MBBS of Bayero University Kano, NYSC Discharge certificate and Medical and Dental Council if Nigeria, annual registration license.
“The suspect subsequently gained employment into the Adamawa state Hospital Management Board in October 2015 as a doctor and rose to the post of PMO, serving at both the Cottage hospital Mayo-Belwa and Fufore.”