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Primary school -leaver ‘practised’ as doctor for four years

Afeez Hanafi The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Abdulrahman Mohammed for allegedly impersonating a medical doctor and operating a clinic in the Idi-Araba area of the state. Mohammed, a primary school-leaver, had allegedly paraded himself as a doctor for four years before luck ran out on him on Saturday. Drugs, stethoscope, used syringes, […]
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