A former chairman of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has been exposed by the police as a fake doctor. He operated under the name, Dr. George Daniel. His real name is Martins Ugwu Okpe
Parading the suspect before newsmen yesterday at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, the police said the 45-year-old man who has......
worked as a medical doctor with the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja since 2006, rose to Grade Level 12 status, was after all, an impostor and fake.
Okpe was attached to the Research and Planning Department of the ministry.
Interestingly, the suspect, who is a secondary school certificate holder, became the NMA chairman, Federal Ministry of Health branch, where he was in charge of the welfare of qualified medical doctors.
He was among the medical volunteers trained by the ministry in conjunction with the African Union Support to Ebola out-break in West Africa(ASEOWA), Mission in Liberia, but declined to proceed for the trip after collecting all the allowances from both the ministry and the AU.
He also secured admission for professional training at the Centre for Disease Control, tagged: “Nigeria Field Epidemiology and Laboratory Training (NFELTP), which is a post-graduate programme affiliated to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria. However, his academic performance casts doubts on his competence as a medical doctor.
Okpe refused to accept blame for his crime. He heaped the blame on the porous system for not detecting his true status over the years.
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