Police parade fake UCH doctor, suspected ritualists
The Oyo State Police Command says it has arrested a fake medical doctor, Mr. Orimisan, two suspected ritualists and some armed robbers who have been terrorizing unsuspecting residents of the state.
It named the two suspected ritualists as, Murtala Aliyu (30) and Saheed Raji (40) who were found in possession of human flesh.
Commissioner of Police, Mr. Abiodun Odude while parading the suspects in Ibadan, the state capital at the week-end said Mr. Orimisan,n a 40-year-old fake medical doctor, had been parading himself as a staff of the University College Hospital (UCH), Ibadan.
Odude said “The suspect, who claimed to be knowledgeable in curing some ailments through herbs, had been obtaining money from owners of chemist shops in Ibadan under the guise of checking for fake drugs.
“The suspect had gone to a drug store at Abanla village in Idi-Ayunre, in Oluyole Local Government Area of the state and fraudulently collected some drugs and money.
“A report was thereafter made to the Idi-Ayunre Police Division, which eventually led to his arrest.
“Further investigation carried out by detectives attached to the Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department (CIID) revealed that the suspect was expelled from the Delta State University College of Medicine due to his poor academic performance.
“Items recovered from him included a fake Nigeria Medical Association (NMA) identity card, a stethoscope, a pair of white overall and some certificates suspected to have been forged or stolen”.
Orimisan while speaking on the allegation said he was invited to Abanla village to treat a lady, and after he was done, he saw a patent medicine store owner and went there, introducing himself as a staff of UCH, and that he had been sent to check the validity of their drugs.
“The lady then invited the police, and that was how I was arrested”, he confessed.
On the certificates found with him, the suspect said they belonged to some of his friends, who were searching for jobs at the UCH.
Odude while speaking further declared that all the suspects would be charged to court upon completion of investigation into their cases.
He said that the Federal Highway Patrol team on a stop and search along Ogbomoso-Ilorin Highway, arrested the two suspected ritualists in a commercial vehicle around 6:20p.m. on August 9, with a piece of flesh suspected to be human part.
“Aliyu, an Arabic teacher, later confessed he was given the flesh by Raji for money rituals; the second suspect was subsequently arrested at Idumota in Lagos State.
“In his confessional statement, Raji, a herbs seller in Idumota, said he contracted the Arabic teacher (Aliyu) to help him make charms that would make him record faster sales”, the CP further disclosed.
(Edited By Olamide Michael)