Opeyemi Adesina, 43, from Ekiti State, was arrested in Lagos on Tuesday. He paraded himself as a consultant gynecologist with the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. He says he paid N100k to buy the
7 forged certificates he used and had used them for 3 years.
He was arrested after his landlord, Akorede, petitioned the management of LUTH, alleging that Adesina brought home female patients to treat in his house and did abortions for them, among other unwholesome practices which could implicate him (the landlord). .
Akorede had further explained in the letter that when he confronted Adesina, the doctor allegedly claimed to be a consultant gynaecologist with LUTH, adding that he (Adesina) brought the referral cases from the hospital to his house so that he could have time to attend to them.
The certificates included a fake MBBS certificate of the University of Ibadan, and a fake membership certificate of the Nigerian Medical Association. He said, “I forged them because I dropped out of the university.
I was actually studying Medicine. However, I dropped out in the 500 level due to financial reasons. I decided to use another name on the certificates. I married my wife about 5 years ago. She thought I was a certified doctor.
She actually came to me for treatment in the Ketu area and that was how we met. We have a child.” His wife, Olawumi, pleaded that her husband should be released as he had realized his mistake, and would never venture into such again….. unless he runs out of money again…..