On Monday, Lagos State police paraded a suspected quack doctor, a 32-year-old Celestine Yolonfun, in the Apapa area of the Lagos where he has been practising as a doctor since 2005 after he dropped out of a nursing school in the Benin Republic.
Yolonfun, a native of Badagry, Lagos State said:
“I have been practising since 2005. I did not attend any school in Nigeria. I went to the Benin Republic. I sat for the General Certificate Education two years ago. I wanted to attend a university in Nigeria to study Medicine. But my wife fell sick and I could not.
“I dropped out of a nursing school in the Benin Republic. I came back to Nigeria in 2004, and I started the hospital in 2005.
“Since I started the hospital, which takes care of general ailments, only two persons had died in the hospital. The first patient died in 2013.
“The second patient was that woman who died penultimate Saturday. The woman was pregnant. She also had high blood pressure. After giving her the initial treatment, I planned to refer her to a bigger hospital, but she died before I could move her. Her baby also died.”