A fake Nigerian Doctor has been accused of infecting a 6-year-old boy with HIV in Nasarawa State.
The Nasarawa state Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, arrested the fake medical doctor identified as Jonathan Ibrahim.
According to report, the doctor had transfused an unscreened infected blood to the boy, Emmanuel Alaku.
Speaking on the arrest, the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Lawan Bashir-Kano, while speaking in Lafia yesterday stated that investigations into the case revealed that the fake doctor, Jonathan Ibrahim, 30, and his wife tested positive to the HIV virus.
He added that the command had completed investigations on the case and the arrested suspect is ready for prosecution.
“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.”
The NSCDC commandant further stated that the command is working on possible ways of helping the young boy and his family.
The arrest of the suspect who operated a clinic at Iwashi village came after complaints were lodged with the agency by residents in the area including the parents of the infected boy.
The arrested fake doctor also confessed to his crime revealing that he ran an illegal clinic and transfused unscreened blood to the boy infected with HIV.