The Oyo state Police Command on Wednesday, paraded a self-acclaimed medical doctor, Mrs. Ojo Damilola, who has reportedly duped several people of money running into millions of naira.
The state Commissioner of Police, CP, Mr. Leye Oyebade, who paraded the suspected fraudster at the state Police Command Headquarters, Eleyele, said luck ran out on her when a member of her syndicate was arrested. Read more after the cut…
Damilola who claimed to be a gynaecologist at the University College Hospital, UCH, Ibadan had duped many people, defrauded many of her patients including one Mrs. Funke Olagbaju Dollar. She reportedly treated Dollar and her husband for infertility.
The CP said, “The suspect is popularly known in her church and in the neighborhood as Dr. Dammy Ojo. “After collecting about N250, 000 and administering injections on Dollar and her husband for about 12 times without any fruitful result, the fake doctor introduced her to an oil and gas business. She also duped Dollar of N1, 350, 000,” Oyebade added.
The fake doctor, who hails from Saki in the state, said she had operated two fake hospitals and was relocating from one rented apartment to the other in Oyo town and Ibadan in order to escape arrest.
“However, luck ran out on her when another member of her syndicate, a herbalist, Asifu Ajinikirun, who also allegedly defrauded her to the tune of N48.5 million, was arrested. “Damilola, who claimed she just got pregnant for her husband, said her herbalist, Ajinikirun, who was preparing charms for her to make her hospital flourish, also swindled her of N48.5 million.”
Damilola’s arrest came after her herbalist was arrested. Damilola, confessing to the crime before newsmen, said she attended Ondo State Polytechnic where she studied Laboratory Technology but later veered into hospital management.
The Commissioner, however, disclosed that police report, reveals that Damilola might not have graduated from the institution because she was employed as a ‘Staff Nurse’ at Godswill Hospital, Oyo town with ‘To Whom It may Concern.’
Oyebade noted that investigations were ongoing and that the fake doctor is to remain in police custody.