A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Friday, arraigned a 28-year-old quack doctor, Yusufu Abdullahi, for allegedly giving poisonous pills to his patients.
Abdullahi, who resides at Mile 12 area of Ketu, Lagos, is facing a three counts of conspiracy, administration of fake pills and breach of public peace.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Romanus Uniugbe told the court that the accused and one other, still at large, committed the offence in September at Mile 12 Market, Kosofe Local Government Area, Lagos State.
Uniugbe said the accused operated an illegal hospital, where he admitted patients, carried out surgical operations and administered dangerous pills, the practice, which had resulted in the death of innocent people.
According to him, intelligence report revealed that the accused and his accomplice, who had no qualifications or licenses, had been operating in the area of Ketu for a while.
‘’Abdullahi, conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace, while defending his practice as a medical practitioner.’’ he said.
The offence contravened Sections 251 (1), 411 and 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).
However the accused pleaded not guilty to the charge.
In his ruling, the magistrate, Mr Adewale Ojo granted the accused bail in the sum of N500,000.
He, therefore, ordered the accused to produce two sureties in like sum.
The case was adjourned to Nov. 13 for trial.