Quack Doctor Kills Three-Year-Old Girl In Failed Blood Transfusion

Quack Doctor Kills Three-Year-Old Girl In Failed Blood Transfusion

Austin Papi

A quack medical doctor has been apprehended by the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for allegedly prescribing a wrong blood transfusion to a three-year-old girl which ended up killing the child.

Mohammed Mahmoud-Fari, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, made this case public while parading the 27 years-old suspect, identified as Muddansir Idris at the state command in Lafia on Monday.

Following the report filed by the parents of the deceased on Friday, Jan. 31, the NSCDC swung into action and the suspect was arrested in the Kofan-Sarkin-Power area of Lafia.

According to Mahmoud-Fari, the suspect transfused blood to the child on a fateful day at a medicine store in the area, later on, the baby was bleeding from all her body openings.

He added that the investigation revealed that the suspect had no record of professional qualification to practice as a health personnel neither does he have an experience in performing blood transfusion.

”There was a complication during the process leading to the death of the child.

“Sensing danger, the suspect ran away and the baby was rushed to the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital, Lafia, where doctors tried frantically to save her life to no avail.

“We were able to trace and arrest the suspect and also seal the premises,” Mahmoud narrated.

Mahmoud-Fari said the command are also on the trail of the blood donor, who is now at large.

Furthermore, the suspect would be charged to court for culpable homicide as soon as investigation is concluded.

While being paraded, the suspect told newsmen that he was an environmental health officer who is currently studying at the School of Health Technology in Gboko, Benue State.

He claimed that the child was brought to his medicine store in a weak and pale state which prompted him to transfuse blood.

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