A fake medical doctor identified as Ibrahim Mustapha has been jailed for 54 years by a High court sitting in Yola, Adamawa State.
The judge Justice Nathan Musa gave the judgements following Mustapha’s admittance of guilt in a 9-count charge against him, The Guardian reports.
Justice Nathan said the verdict was in consideration of the plea by Mustapha’s lawyer.
“On counts one to three, I sentenced him six months each with the option of fine of N20,000 each,” the judge ruled.
“On count eight, I sentence him to three years imprisonment with the option of N50,000 fine.
“On counts four, five, six, seven and 10, I sentenced him to 10 years of prison term on each of the counts without the option of a fine,” Justice Nathan ruled.
Nigeria’s Department of State Services (DSS) paraded Mustapha, who served as Principal Medical Director of Fufore Cottage Hospital in Adamawa state on Friday, June 21 over allegations of practising with forged certificates.
DSS director in Adamawa Bola Olori said investigations revealed that Mustapha did not study medicine but holds the National Board of Technical Education (NBTE) certificate.