‘Fake Doctor’ Remanded Over Alleged Murder of Patient in Ibadan

A 45-year-old man identified as Adegoke Olaoluwa, purportedly practicing as a fake doctor, has been remanded by an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court in Ibadan, Oyo State, for the alleged murder of his patient, 45-year-old Adekunle Badmus.

Olaoluwa, hailing from the Idi-Aro area of Ibadan, stands accused of a single count of murder. The Magistrate, A.T. Oyediji, presiding over the case, opted not to take the defendant’s plea. Instead, Oyediji ordered Olaoluwa’s remand in the Agodi Correctional Centre in Ibadan, pending legal advice from the state Directorate of Public Prosecution.

According to the Police Prosecutor, Inspector Opeyemi Olagunju, the incident occurred on Tuesday, February 20, around 10:00 am, at Mercy Clinic and Maternity, Idi-Aro, Ibadan. Olagunju detailed that the defendant allegedly caused the death of the 45-year-old victim, Badmus, unlawfully by administering saline drugs without lawful justification.

Olagunju stated, “The defendant administered saline drugs to the patient without lawful justification.”

The offense, as outlined, is contrary to Section 316 and punishable under Sections 319 and 484 of the Criminal Code, Laws of Oyo State, 2000. While Section 484 prescribes three years imprisonment for an offender, Section 319 stipulates a death sentence.

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