Abubakar Buba

The Police have arrested a butcher/fake doctor who calls himself “Dr. Abdukadir Abdullahi after he removed the Kidney of 23-Year-Old Abubakar Buba in a bid to cure his headache at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Teaching Hospital(ATBU) Bauchi. The fake doctor who was a butcher who acting together with others, hijacked the teaching hospital to carry out their wicked acts.

Also, it was learnt that he collected N10,000 from Mallam Buba Ahamdu, the father of the 23-Year-Old Abubakar Buba WHEN Abubakar Buba complained of nagging headaches, his father, Mallam Buba Ahamdu is a firm supporter of the advocacy against drug abuse.

So, when his 23-year-old son, Abubakar complained recently of nagging headaches, Ahamdu had no qualms seeking direction to a hospital. Both father and son, who are resident in Bauchi, the capital of Bauchi State, were directed to one Aminichi Clinic in the town.

Before setting out in search of the clinic, both father and son had been told that it was the best that they could get in the metropolis. If only they had known! The person who attended to the duo and presented himself as the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the clinic, assisted by another “doctor” went beyond incredulity. It has now been discovered that the CMD and his “junior” physician are nurses in the hospital.

In a bizarre case that raises posers about their motive, the suspected impersonators removed the headache patient’s kidney. Mallam Ahamdu, a Fulani from Bununu in Tafawa Balewa Local Government area of the state, had inquired about the best hospital to seek treatment for his son. He was directed to a private clinic which was located at the Yakubu Wanka area of the metropolis. Unknown to him, the clinic was that day in the care of human butchers. At the clinic, both father and son met one Mijinyawa, who introduced himself as “Dr. Abdukadir Abdullahi, the medical director.”

With him to attend to the patient was one Yusuf Mohammed Zangina, who also presented himself as a medical doctor. The father told the Nigerian Compass on Sunday that the “doctor” asked a few questions from his son and thereafter directed that a scan be conducted for a proper check of his health status.

Ahamdu said that immediately they returned from the scan centre, and without asking for any payment, ‘Doctor’ Minjinywa directed that his son be wheeled to the surgical room. The surgery nearly claimed the son’s life. “When we came back from the scan centre, and without asking me for money, the “doctor” went ahead to carry out the operation on my son’s life.

The only money I was asked to pay was N10, 000 which he said was for drugs.” He continued: “Anxiously, I was expecting that my son’s health would improve after the operation. It only deteriorated. The so-called ‘doctor,’ who also discovered that things were going out of hands, quickly referred Abubakar to the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital in Kano for further treatment”. The father stressed it was at this point that he began to doubt the competence of the doctor.

“He asked us to go to Kano and refused to send us to the nearby Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi for further treatment. “By the time I took Abubakar to Kano, I had spent all money on me and I discovered that I could no longer bear the burden of the treatment. I intimated doctors there of my predicament and they wrote a letter to ATBUTH in Bauchi to commence the treatment.”

Buba said that on return to Bauchi, the Chief Medical Director (CMD) of the ATBUTH, Dr. Mohammed Alkali, who learnt of his predicament, directed that his son be admitted and treated free of charge. Now, Abubakar is going through dialysis at the ATBUTH. The father disclosed that doctors told him that Abubakar needs N5million for kidney transplant in India if he is to stand a chance of survival. Meanwhile, the Bauchi State chapter of the Nigerian Medical Association (NMA) has disowned Minjiywa.

A panel set up by the association, headed by one Dr. Magaji Dachi, to investigate matter has described the action of the suspected fake physician as unprofessional. The panel’s report read in part stated: “The removal of the two kidneys of the patient at an operation in a private clinic was performed not by a doctor, not under the supervision of a doctor, not under the authority of any doctor and not with the knowledge of the Medical Director of the clinic. The operation was carried out by two theatre nurses working in the clinic.

” The panel expressed hopes that a judicial action on the nurses would bring an end to unnecessary misadventures on human lives in the state.

The NMA’s state chairman, Dr Yusuf Abdu Misau, advised people to know the type of doctors they patronise since there are about 400 qualified doctors serving in government and private health institutions in the state and over 35,000 members across the country. Respite seems on the way for Abubakar as the Bauchi State government has pledged to pay N3.5 million out of the total bill of N5 million including transport fare to India. His relations have also promised to pay the balance of Nl .5 million.

The police have arrested and arraigned the two nurses at the Bauchi Chief Magistrates’ Court, on a four-count charge of criminal conspiracy, attempt to commit culpable homicide, causing grievous hurt and impersonation. While reading out the allegations, the Police prosecutor, Sergeant Amos Ukpe, said the offences were contrary to Section 132 of the Penal Code.

The court granted the fake doctor bail in the sum of N2 million with two sureties each in like sum, while one of the sureties should have a landed property worth N10 million in the court’s jurisdiction, the Certificate of Occupation (C of O) of which must be deposited with the court registry.

The bail, according to Chief Magistrate Isah Muhammed, was granted on the ground of the accused person’s old age and health condition, ordering that he must, however, drop his international passport with the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the state police command and must not travel outside of Bauchi Local Government Area of the state without the consent of the court and the CID.

The Bauchi State Ministry of Health has sealed up the clinic where the illegal operation was performed. It suspended the clinic’s operating license pending the outcome of investigations into allegation of professional misconduct leveled against its owners. It specifically set up a panel to investigate the circumstances surrounding the removal of Abubakar’s kidneys.

Investigation revealed that as the health of Abubakar has continued to deteriorate while the money promised by the Bauchi State government to take him for kidney transplant in India was yet to be released as at last Friday, August 31. All efforts to confirm the position of things from the Bauchi State Commissioner of Health, Dr. Sani Mallami, proved abortive calls to his telephone lines were not picked.

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