Governor of Kaduna State Mallam Nasri El Rufai has called for investigaton on a suspected fake medical doctor Saidu Ahmed Ya’u, who has been in the employment of the state for 11 years.
According to a statement issued by the Ministry, which was signed by the Attorney General of Kaduna State, Aisha Dikko, the accused has been remanded at the Kaduna Correctional Facility until March 16.
The statement further said that the First Information Report (FIR) indicated that Saidu had been working as a medical doctor for more than 11 years as a staff of the Ministry of Health.
According to the Attorney General, Governor Nasir El Rufai had ordered the Ministry of Health to investigate Saidu, following a petition alleging that the accused had been working with fake certificates.
The Ministry of Health set up a four-member committee to investigate and verify the certificates and institutions that Saidu claimed to have attended as well as verify his registration with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria(MDCN).
The statement stated that the committee found out that the accused forged the certificates, which he presented to the government to enable him secure employment with Kaduna State Ministry of Health.
‘’Information gathered from Ahmadu Bello University(ABU) Zaria and MDCN also reveals that Saidu was neither admitted nor graduated from the university and was not registered with the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria,’’ the statement added.
The Attorney General further said that when the FIR was read to the defendant, he claimed that all the charges against him are false and his counsel thereafter made a bail application.
The Attorney General further said that when the FIR was read to the defendant, Saidu claimed that all the charges against him are false. The Director of Public Prosecution opposedthe bail application made by the defendant’s counsel.
According to the DPP, the allegations against the defendant are very weighty, adding the exceptional circumstances for admitting such offenders to bail have not been complied with, in line with Section 174 of Kaduna State Administration of Justice Law 2017.