Bauchi task force arrests fake medical doctor after failed surgery, patients death

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The joint task force in Bauchi State has arrested a fake medical doctor after a failed surgery.

The suspect, Andrew Godwin, who hails from Nasarawa State, was arrested on Sunday for carrying out an unsuccessful operation which led to the death of Joshua Haruna.

Haruna was aged 45 years and was a resident of Gambar Lere in Bogoro local government area of Bauchi State.

THE PRESS reports that the suspect has been living in Gambar Sabon Layi in Tafawa Balewa where he carries out his business.

The man is alleged to be a medicine store operator and has not acquired any medical certificate or approval.

The victim was cut in the stomach and the wound was left open until the following day, according to sources in the community.

The community told THE PRESS that Andrew Godwin had performed unsuccessful operations on many people who later died.

The JTF officer said they had arrested the fake health worker and handed him over to the police in the Bogoro division for more investigation.

The deceased victim was until his death, the former ward chairman of APC Boi C ward in Bogoro LGA and Campaign Coordinator of Senator Lawal Yahaya Gumau.

He has since been buried according to Christian rites.

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