An impostor who parades himself as a gynecologist working with the Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital in Gusau, has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Zamfara State Command.
The corps public Relations Officer, SC Ikor Oche, on Thursday, October 12, 2023, paraded the suspect identified as Muhammad Naziru Mode, on the charge of impersonation contrary to section 484 of the Penal code.
The spokesperson said the suspect was arrested following credible intelligence and tip-offs.
According to Oche, the 26-year-old suspect who calls himself “Dr. IBB” visited the hospital daily to attend to vulnerable patients, mainly in the gynecological wards.
“In the bid to combat insecurity and criminal activities in the state, the Corps under the leadership of Commandant Sani Mustapha has spread her drag nets to all nooks and crannies of the State to fish out criminal elements who are bent on truncating and sabotaging the efforts of State Government in Zamfara State,” Oche stated.
“It is to this end that the Corps , working on intelligent tips, apprehended an imposter who parades himself as a Medical Doctor at the Yarima Bakura Specialist Hospital Gusau
“The suspect who is by name Muhammad Naziru Mode (who is also known and calls himself Dr IBB), a male and of 26 years old, was arrested at the Specialist Hospital Gusau where the suspect visits daily as from 11am to 12pm to attend to vulnerable patients who are mainly female ( some who are married) at the Gynaecological ward
“The suspect usually takes advantage of their ill health while claiming to be a Medical Doctor and will nefariously carries out medical proceedings and examinations on unsuspected patients in the hospital
“The suspect Mr. Muhammad Naziru Mode, who confessed to the crime, said that, he operates mostly at the female wards of the hospital and that whenever he sees a complicated case, he will give a call to Doctors who are on call duty, introducing himself as Doctor IBB to enable him access quick response from the Doctors on call,”
“The State Commandant, Sani Mustapha posits that, this is a criminal and Nefarious act which must not go unpunished,”
Commandant Mustapha averred that the Corps will pummel perpetrators of such acts with the extant laws of the federation, he therefore urged the members of the public to be very wary of this kind of criminal elements in the society.
He however warned anyone who is in such habit to desist forthwith, adding that the suspect will be charged to court immediately the investigation is concluded.