A woman who has been impersonating a doctor has been arrested in Cross River State.
A woman who has been parading herself as a medical doctor in Obudu Local Government Area of Cross Rivers State, Stella Akagbusim, has been arrested by officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), reports CrossRiverWatch.
And according to the report, this is the second time Akagbusim will be arrested for the same offence, after she had earlier been nabbed and granted bail.
It was gathered that the suspect was rearrested on May 4, after her earlier arrest, following complaints made by the Community Relations Officer, Emmanuel Akwagiobe, about a week after her initial release.
It was further revealed that the fake doctor's cover was blown after she treated a man identified as John, a business center operator at the NSCDC field office and charged him 9000 Naira.
The patient told her he had only N3,000 on him and asked her to return in two days which she agreed to.
Fake Dr. Stella Akagbusim ID Card
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When the appointed day came, Akagbusim was said to have gone to the office to harass John for her balance and he resorted to questioning the rationale behind her desperation for the balance and alerted the NSCDC who later arrested her.
When she was questioned, Akagbusim reportedly said she graduated from the Madonna University but it was realised following investigations that though she graduated from the school, she did not study medicine or any science related courses though she paraded 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 what she did not study but a week later, she had gone back to her fraudulent practice and was arrested again.