A suspected fake Medical Doctor, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u has been arraigned before the Chief Magistrate court on charges of certificate forgery and impersonation.
Before being nabbed following an investigation Governor Nasir El-Rufai ordered, Saidu Ahmed Ya’u worked as a medical doctor for more than 11 years as a staff of Kaduna State Ministry of Health.
In a statement signed by the Attorney General of Kaduna State Aisha Dikko, it was gathered that a four-member committee was set up by the Ministry of Health to investigate and verify the certificates and institutions Saidu claimed to have attended as well as verify his registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN). The certificates he presented were found to be fake after an investigation was carried out.
The statement read in parts;
‘’Information gathered from Ahmadu Bello University(ABU) Zaria and MDCN also reveals that Saidu was neither admitted nor graduated from the university and was not registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria.”
Upon being arraigned in court, Saidu insisted that all the charges against him are false. The bail application filed by the suspect was opposed by the Director of Public Prosecution who stated that the allegations against him are weighty.
The DPP added that the exceptional circumstances for admitting such offenders to bail have not been complied with, in line with Section 174 of Kaduna State Administration of Justice Law 2017.
The case was adjourned to March 16 after the Director of Public Prosecution requested for a date to enable him to conclude investigations.