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Medical expert bags jail term over patient’s death in Lagos

By News Desk

A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has sentenced founder of MedContour Services., Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju, to one year imprisonment for conducting a failed plastic surgery that resulted to death of a patient, Nneka Onwuzuligbo.

The judgement came barely four years after the patient died from the plastic surgery conducted on her at the medical facility in Lagos.

In a judgement delivered on Friday, Justice Mohammed Liman found Adepoju guilty and sentenced her to a one-year jail term.

The judge, however, gave her an option of ₦100,000 fine in lieu of the jail term bagged by the medical expert.

While reacting to the judgement, a former Director-General of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, Babatunde Irukera, said he was proud of the development.

“Today is a day of pride for me that I personally prosecuted Anu Adepoju and her medical practice. Though I’ve left, the case has ended in a conviction strengthening the accountability framework for all in society, professionals or otherwise. This is how society should work and grow.

“Dr. Anu Adepoju and her medical practice convicted on all 5 counts charged by FCCPC. The wheel of justice may grind slowly, but we must see it through. What we need are enforced with audacity and the will to prosecute competently and diligently. Good day for consumers of professional services”, he wrote on his X handle.

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