By: Hassan Umar Shallpella
A quack Medical Doctor in Adamawa state Nigeria, Ibrahim Mustapha who was alleged to have killed 15 patients during his 5-year unlicensed medical practice has denied the allegation.
In an interview with newsmen shortly after he was paraded by the Directorate of State Security Service (DSS) in Yola, the suspect said contrary to speculations, the surgeries he performed over the years did not lead to any complications let alone death casualty.
"My arrest was not as a result of any quackery. It was a set up by someone who was not happy that I recently passed a test by the National Hajj Commission while he who studied the profession failed. Because of envy, the person exposed my secrets to the security agencies. Before this incident, I had the intention of going back to school this year", Mustapha said.
He added that it is a conspiracy intended to witch-hunt out of envy by the professional unprofessional having certificate without skills, having confidence in my abilities to perform the job of surgery well, my friend decided to help me with his documents which I have used throughout.
I have not regretted my actions because I did it in the interest of serving the people. There is no patient that died on complications resulting from any of surgeries I have carried out. I have performed hundreds of major and minor surgeries and I can tell you, no one among my patients lost his life”.
"The reason why I could not go to school was due to the fact that I hailed from a poor background and my parents could not sponsor my education".
According to investigation the suspect perfected the illicit act while serving as a ward attendant in many Hospitals of Gombe state.
It was gathered that a practicing Medical Doctor who graduated from Bayero University Kano (BUK) aided him with his NECO, MBBS, NYSC discharged certificate and certificate of Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria annual registration license results where he forged them.
The suspect before his arrest rose to the rank of Principal Medical officer and served in both Mayo Belwa and Fofure Cottage Hospitals and performed several surgical operations in the last five years that led to the alleged death of many people in the state.