Two suspected quacks, Adetoun Oyebade, a nurse, and Moses Dada, a health assistant — who allegedly performed a surgery on a woman that complained of stomach pains, were yesterday taken before an Ikeja chief magistrate’s court, Lagos.
The accused, Oyebade, 43, a resident of Fajumo Street, Alakuko, a Lagos suburb, and Dada, 41, who lives in Ifo, Ogun, are facing a four-count charge of conspiracy, operating unregistered clinic, impersonation and performing illegal surgery.
Police prosecutor, Clifford Ogu, told the court that the accused committed the offences on June 10 at 12B, Fajumo Street, Alakuko, Lagos. Ogu said the accused operated an unregistered clinic where they carried out an operation on the complainant, Mrs Sherifat Laws, who had acute stomach pains. According to him,
“Oyebade diagnosed that the complainant had appendicitis and told her that the best option is to remove it. She then called Dada to her ‘clinic’ to perform the operation. After the operation, the wound refused to heal. “The complainant was taken to another hospital when her condition became worse.”
The accused, however, pleaded not guilty to the charges. Chief Magistrate Taipei Akanni, in her ruling, granted the accused N200,000 bail each, with two sureties each in like sum and adjourned the case until August 28 for mention. ‘