The suspect was was arrested after practising illegally for a period of ten years. He had forged documents supposedly issued by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
According to the Daily Post, Akpan, who owns Luna Maternity & Surgery, had been engaging in unlawful practice for a period of ten years.
The suspect was reported to have forged his license four years after he was denied one by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.
Akpan was also reported to have delivered a set of conjoined twin through Caesarean Section. In 2013, the twin died at the National Hospital, Abuja.
Dr. Henry Okwuokenye, the Head of Inspectorate Unit, MDCN, revealed that Akpan had been under investigation for quite some time.
To gain his forged license, Akpan allegedly paid N15,000, to an administrative staff of the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu state.
“The certificate used a folio number unique to every doctor, registered to a Dr. Tuoyo Awani, a 1995 medicine and surgery graduate of University of Benin.”
“Some documents also show that his 1990 Senior School Certificate from Eastern Nsit Secondary School, Odot, showed he had no pass in any of his six subjects, scored all 7s and 8s apart from an A3 in Geography.”
“Investigations show Akpan presented the forged documents to unsuspecting officials of Private Health Establishment and Monitoring Committee, PHEMC, which regulates private health outfits in Abuja, to get Luna registered.”
“His big patient load goes back to 2007, and his clinic expanded to hire five staff, working in a converted apartment where he performed caesarean sections, removed fibroids and delivered babies from women,” Okwuokenye concluded.
The police are currently investigating the case, report says.