The Faculty of Medicine, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, has disowned one Martin Ugwu who is working with the Federal Ministry of Health, Abuja, as a Senior Medical Officer.
Ugwu, Senior Medical Officer II on Grade Level 13, was found to have impersonated his friend, Dr. George Davidson Daniel, who is undergoing a residency training programme in Jos, Plateau State.
He allegedly stole the license from his friend for whom he was best man during a wedding in 2006.
The Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria had in a letter to the Chairman, Federal Civil Service Commission, Abuja, signed by the Registrar, Dr. A. Ibrahim described Ugwu as an imposter, adding that the case had been reported to the police for further investigation and action.
A.B.U in a letter dated June 5, 2015 addressed to the FCSC confirmed that the real George Davidson Daniel graduated with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery in May, 2002.
The institution’s letter which was signed by the Dean, Faculty of Medicine, Prof. A. G. Bakari, was in response to a request for confirmation of Ugwu’s claim that he was a medical graduate of the ABU.
It reads in part,”This is to confirm that George Daniel Davidson who was born on June 25, 1971, graduated with an MB,BS degree from this university in May, 2002.”
Following investigation by the MDCN which found that Ugwu was an imposter posing as a medical doctor, the FCSC Chairman, Deaconess Joan Ayo, had written to the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Health, asking him to hand over the suspect to the police for further investigation and prosecution.
The suspect was said to have caused a stir at the health ministry last week when he led some policemen to arrest senior officials whom he accused of masterminding his ordeal.
A source said his plot to embarrass the officials failed as ministry workers prevented them from being taken away when the policemen could not produce an arrest warrant.
When contacted on Sunday, the Federal Capital Territory Police Public Relations Officer, Anjuri Manzah, said the police are investigating Ugwu for impersonation, noting that the case was being handled by the Criminal Investigation Department.
Source: the Punch