A suspected quack doctor will have to fork out a whooping sum of half a million naira to regain his freedom while he faces trial in court.
A Yaba Chief Magistrates’ Court in Lagos, on Friday, slammed N500,000 bail on a 28-year-old doctor, Yusufu Abdullahi, who allegedly gave poisonous pills to his patients.
Abdullahi, who resides at Mile 12 area of Ketu, Lagos, had pleaded not guilty to three counts of conspiracy, administration of fake pills and breach of public peace.
The magistrate, Mr Adewale Ojo, in his ruling, ordered the accused to produce two sureties in like sum and adjourned the case to Nov. 13 for trial.
The Police Prosecutor, ASP Romanus Uniugbe, had told the court that the accused and one other, still at large, committed the offences in September at Mile 12 Market, Kosofe Local Government Area, Lagos State.
According to him, the accused operated an illegal hospital, where he admitted patients, carried out surgical operations and administered dangerous pills, the practice, which had resulted in the death of innocent people.
He said that intelligence report revealed that the accused and his accomplice, who had no qualifications or licenses, had been operating in the area of Ketu for a while.
He further said that Abdullahi, conducted himself in a manner likely to cause a breach of public peace, when he was defending his practice as a medical practitioner.
The prosecutor said the offence contravened Sections 251 (1), 411 and 412 of the Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015 (Revised).