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Police uncover fake university college hospital in Imo state
by Lulu « on: September 06, 2013, 07:16:06 AM »




A fake doctor and suspected leader of a gang, which specialises in extorting money from candidates seeking admission into higher institutions, has been arrested by the police in Imo State.

Fidelis Chukwujindu of Umudumabiakam Ogboko in Ideato Local Government Area was arrested while conducting entrance examination for 576 victims, who reportedly purchased the admission forms at N8,000 each.

Chukwujindu, who was later discovered to be a native doctor, posed as a medical doctor. He was arrested on the premises of the college hospital, which has the sign post: “University College Hospital, Ogboko, Ideato, P.O. Box 1960 Orlu, Imo State”.

Parading the suspect with his victims, the Commissioner of Police, Muhammed Musa Katsina, said the gang strategically selected the site opposite the State University, Ogboko, which is adjacent to the Rochas Foundation College, to convince their victims of the genuineness of their business.

“This is a primitive catalogue of illegality by a self-acclaimed medical doctor, who paraded himself as a graduate of Harvard University.

“But he’s just a native doctor. More than 5,000 people have been swindled by this man.”

Katsina said the suspect and his cohorts, including a deaf and dumb woman, Mrs. Ngozi Anyaoha, who was introduced as the dean of the college, were arrested by the a squad attached to the command, following a tip-off.

Chukwujindu said the institution, which he claimed was in partnership with the National Universities Commission (NUC), was officially approved by the previous administration.

He, however, denied using the name of Governor Rochas Okorocha to swindle anybody.

“This is a college and not a university and as such I did not obtain approval from the NUC and I went to the Ministry of Education, Abuja, where I obtained approval and it is affiliated to the University of London,” he insisted.

The Nation


 

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