” Petty Trader Impersonates As Doctor, Moves To Transplant Heart For Patient (Photos)

A 35-year old Mercy Duru Ezinne, a single
mother of two, has been arrested for allegedly
impersonating as a medical doctor.

According to reports, Mercy, whose highest
educational qualification was as an auxiliary
nurse, allegedly fooled her neighbors in the
Oluwo area of Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital,
that she is a medical doctor attached to the
Federal Medical Center (FMC), Idi-Aba,
Abeokuta, and had been living on that until
recently when the bubble burst.

She has become a guest of operatives of the
Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad (FSARS) in
Abeokuta.

A petty food stuff trader, Mercy was consulted
to treat one Hassan Olawale who, according to
her, was diagnosed of having heart problem,
for which she suggested heart transplant.

Meanwhile, the ailing Hassan, currently in a
critical condition in a private hospital within
the Government Reserved Area (GRA), Ibara,
also in Abeokuta, has reportedly cried out to
the effect that his condition has been
deteriorating ever since the suspect began to
treat him since three weeks ago, adding that he
had so far parted with #400,000 to her for
treatment.

Mercy spoke with Crimepuzzle. Hear her: “My
name is Mercy Duru Ezinne. I am a 35-year
old mother of two, living in Oluwo area, hear in
Abeokuta. I am into food stuff trading but
trained as an auxiliary nurse in Aba. People in
community take me for a medical doctor
because I always go there to see some of my
friends. I am also trying to see if I can
further my education in their school of nursing.

“Three weeks ago, one of my neighbors, who is
also my patient, introduced Mr. Hassan Olawale
to me. Since I didn’t know what was wrong with
him, I referred him to a laboratory where the
result revealed that he has heart problem and
infection.

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“I told him (Hassan) to call his doctor, one
Raji, who said his heart is not too bad for
transplant but needs a life support machine
which will cost #10million. Out of pity, I asked
the doctor if there is no other way out. His
response shocked me. He retorted that if I like
him, I can as well give him my heart, for which
I told him I can sacrifice mine for him”, Mercy
narrated.

The suspect thereafter, collected #400,000
from the victim and, according to her, “bought
the drugs that are sensitive to his laboratory
result, such as Rocephine Injection and drip”,
adding that, “Though, I am being accused of
giving him Zolades Injection, which works for
fibroid and hormonal health imbalances. That
is untrue”.

Mercy has consequently suggested taking Hassan
before her German doctor in Accra, Ghana,
and asked the family to raise money for the
trip.

However, the state Commissioner of Police,
Iliyasu Ahmed, was obsessed by the
development and has ordered that the suspect
be charged to court.

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