|The Fake Medical practitioner ,Tayo Olowolayemo|
By Abooluwa Famakinwa, Akure
The Ondo State Government has vowed to deal decicievely with quacks, fake and counterfeit drug dealers in the state.
The Commissioner for Health, Dr Wahab Adegbenro who made this statement said the government holds dear the lives of residents and would not allow anybody toil with it in the name of making money.
Dr Adegbenro said the government will not hesitate to prosecute those operating hospitals under the guise of patent medicine store and endangering the lives of residents.
The commissioner was represented by the Acting Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Dipo Durojaye who briefed newsmen after a monitoring exercise by the Task Force on Counterfeit and Fake Drugs in Akure.
He advised residents to be careful where they seek medicare as there are accredited facilities all around where they can seek medicare when the need arises.
The Health commissioner also warns quacks and fake drugs dealers that it will not be business as usual while appealing to patient medicine dealers to play the game by the rules.
One Olowolayemo Ifetayo Williams who was nabbed during the monitoring exercise was paraded before newsmen.
Tayo Olowolayemo was operating an illicit hospital and admitting patients under the guise of a patent medicine store called Olowolayemo Excel Medicine Store located around the motorpark in Arakale, Akure.
Various control and banned drugs, injections such as Enagin were found in his pocession, in this filthy environment where he was suspected to have been carrying out various nefarious activities such as administering of drips, transfusing blood with wrong instruments, injecting his victims with banned and dangerous injections, disposal of medical wastes in an unlawful manner among others.
After the press briefing, Tayo Olowolayemo was handed over to law enforcement agents to remand as well as commence prosecution.