Nurse who who disguised as a doctor and performed surgery on a fibroid patient leading to her death arrested

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A Nigerian nurse who illegally operated on a woman leading to her death has been arrested.

The health practitioner, Lawrence Omatule who is now the suspect in the case disguised as a doctor to perform surgery on a fibroid patient, Fatimoh Isa, at the Feloban Alpha Convalescent Home, Mafoluku, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Because she is not a specialist, the patient died shortly after the poorly performed surgical operation.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, Omatule was arraigned on two counts of conspiracy to commit murder and murder.

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The court did not take her plea, as the Chief Magistrate, Mrs Adeola Adedayo, said she needed advice from the Lagos State Directorate of Public Prosecutions.

She ordered that the defendant be kept in the Ikoyi Custodial Centre pending the DPP’s advice.

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Earlier, the police prosecutor, ASP Rita Momah, told the court that the defendant committed the offences on April 1. According to the prosecutor, the defendant has accomplices but they are yet to be found.

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