A 45 year – old fake medical doctor, Yusuf Olaniyi was Thursday arraigned by the police in Ede, Osun State, for allegedly cutting off the hand of his patient, one Isa Fatiu.
Mr. Olaniyi is being tried for attempted murder, false representation, breach of public peace, and unprofessional acts. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.
Police prosecutor, Rasak Lamidi, told the court that the defendant committed the offense between August 3 and November 27, 2021.
Mr. Lamidi said, the accused allegedly paraded himself as a medical practitioner and cut off the hand of his patient, knowing fully he was not qualified for such practice.
He said the situation led to the breach of public peace between the family of the patient and the defendant.
The prosecutor said the offenses contravened sections-344, 484, and 249(d) of the criminal code, Cap 34, Vol.11 laws of Osun 2002.
The Defence Counsel, T.O. Shittu, prayed the court to grant his client bail in the most liberal terms.
The Magistrate, O. Ajala, granted the defendant bail in the sum of N500,000, with two sureties in the like sum.
Mrs. Ajala said, the sureties must reside within the court jurisdiction and must have evidence of tax payment to the Osun State government.
She said the sureties must have their passports photographs attached to the affidavit of means.
She also said, that, one of the sureties must be a civil servant on Grade level 10, while the other a close relative of the defendant.
The case has been adjourned till April 5 for a hearing.