Three persons suspected to be fake health workers have been apprehended in Asarama community in Andoni Local Government Area of Rivers State.
The impersonating medical practitioners, who comprises two males posing as Doctors and a female posing as a Nurse, were arrested, following a tip-off by Head of Medical Personnel in the Local Government.
The suspects were identified as GIFT HARVEST, who claimed to be an Auxiliary Nurse, Dr. PATRICK EFFIONG, an unqualified Health Assistant and WILLIAMS BIRANWI, who claimed to be Doctors
Meanwhile, when contacted, the Chairman of Andoni Local Government Council, ERASTUS CHARLES AWORTU confirmed the development, disclosing that the suspects were on illegal medical mission to Andoni without proof of qualifications.
He further revealed that the medical quacks had even performed surgeries on some unsuspecting victims before they were caught.
The Andoni Council Boss while condemning the act said the three suspects have been handed over to the police for further investigation with a view to uncovering their true intention.
Erastus Awortu also called on the populace of Andoni to be vigilant as criminals seeking to exploit the unsuspecting public can go to any length including endangering the lives of people to achieve their illegitimate and awful intentions.