Police operatives in Akwa Ibom State have arrested a 29-year-old man, Samuel Isaac Jumbo, for allegedly defrauding his mother and unsuspecting members of the public by posing as a medical doctor.

It was gathered that the suspect was arrested following a tip-off on November 30, 2021, at an hotel in Nnung Oku village, Ibesikpo Asutan LGA.

The command’s spokesperson, Odiko Macdon, in a statement on Friday, December 3, said Jumbo claimed to be a Medical Doctor attached to the University of Uyo Teaching Hospital (UUTH).

“During interrogation, the suspect confessed to the crime and stated that he is not a Medical Doctor as claimed. In his confessional statement, he stated that in 2015, he told his mother that he had gotten admission into the University of Lagos to study Medicine, since then, he has collected various sums of money from her.

He further stated that on 3/11/2021, he told his mother that he was going for National Youth Service ( NYSC ) at Rivers State and collected the sum of N200k for accommodation from her after she had bought a lot of household items for him.

He took the money and items, came down to Uyo, squandered it and continue to deceive unsuspecting members of the Public and the hotel management that he was a Medical Doctor.

To convince the public, he will dress up or carry his lab coat, use a bolt cab to UUTH Abak Road, after loitering around for a while, he goes back to his hotel and looks for unsuspecting members of the public to defraud,” he said.

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