A middle-aged woman was apprehended on Thursday, May 4 by the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Obudu, Cross River State.

According to CrossRiverWatch, the suspect identified as Stella Akagbusi, is currently in the custody of NSCDC for allegedly parading herself as a medical doctor

A woman parading herself as a Doctor has been arrested by NSCDC
ID no. Photo credit:LIB

Community Relations Officer, Mr Emmanuel Akwagiobe described the events that led to the suspect’s arrest.

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“Further findings reveal that Stella met her waterloo when she treated a particular Mr. John who operates a photocopying shop at the NSCDC field office and charged him 9000 Naira. John reportedly said he had only 3,000 Naira on him and asked her to return in two days which she agreed to. On the fateful day, Stella began harassing John for her balance and according to sources, John resorted to questioning the rationale behind her desperation for the balance and alerted the NSCDC who swooped in on her residence and picked her up” he said.

A woman parading herself as a Doctor has been arrested by NSCDC
Ms Stella. photo credit:LIB

Investigation by officials of the NSCDC revealed that Ms Akagbusi whose identity card was also seized, is a fraudster. She graduated from Madonna University where she did not study any science related course but parades herself as a “Specialist” who works with GNLD, a food supplements marketing and networking company. She was later released and warned to desist from practicing. She evidently did not pay heed to the warning and was re-arrested a week later.

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Further investigation revealed that Ms Akagbusi was not alone in the fraud as she hasdcolleagues operating in Obudu and parts of Obanliku (Bendi, Busi and Utanga) local government areas.

 

When contacted, the Health Commissioner Inyang Asibong told CrossRiverWatch that she is currently unaware of any medical outreach program in Obudu and will swoop immediately into action to investigate the issue.

 

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