The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC recently arrested a quack medical personnel over injecting a six year old boy with HIV contaminated blood.
Speaking at the Nassarawa state capital Lafia, The state Commandant, Bashir-Kano, who disclosed this, yesterday, while speaking with newsmen identified the suspect as a 30-year old Jonathan Ibrahim.
Following investigations it was discovered that the suspect and his wife tested positive to the virus and the state government, through the Attorney-General have begun the prosecution of the suspect.
The suspect who was operating from an illegal clinic had failed to screen the blood before injecting it into the victim.
Bashir-Kano said the suspect, who operated a clinic at Iwashi village in Doma council of the state, was arrested following complaint about his activities from members of the public.
According to him, the parents of the boy recently discovered that he had been infected with the virus. He added that tests were carried out on the boy in Lafia following frequent illness which showed that he was HIV positive.
The commandant said the suspect had confessed to running an illegal clinic and transfused unscreened blood at his facility last year.
He concluded by adding that, “If such persons are not made to face the law, there would be increased cases of untimely death occasioned by fake medical treatment,”