A fake medical doctor has been arrested by the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly infecting a six-year-old boy, Emmanuel Alaku, with HIV through un-screened blood transfusion has tested positive to the virus.
This was disclosed this to journalists by the Commandant in the state Lawan Bashir-Kano, in Lafia, he said the investigation into the case revealed that both the 30-year-old fake doctor Jonathan Ibrahim and his wife tested positive to the HIV virus.
He said the command had concluded investigation and the state government, through the Attorney-General, had commenced prosecution of the suspect. “As we speak, the suspect has already been remanded at the Lafia prison following his arraignment at the Upper Area Court in Doma on Tuesday, August 1,” he said.
He said the command is working to see how it can assist the boy’s family to ameliorate his plight. Bashir-Kano said the suspect, who operated a clinic at Iwashi village, was arrested following complaint about his activities from members of the public, including the parents of the boy recently infected with the virus.
The commandant said the suspect had confessed to running an illegal clinic and transfused unscreened blood to the boy in question, along with three other patients at his facility last year.
The mother of the child, Dorcas Alaku, said the boy was taken to the clinic when he had a fever associated with convulsion and remembered Ibrahim transfusing blood into him without taking any sample.
She said her son’s health is deteriorating and hernia is also suspected, as his groin has swollen, pointing out that the person whose blood was transfused to her child now has HIV and chronic hernia.
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