Doctor Arrested For Infecting 6-Year-Old Boy With HIV
The fake "Dr." Jonathan Ibrahim operates a clinic at Iwashi village in Doma council area of Nasarawa state.
The victim needed a blood transfusion and Jonathan's clinic was the point of call.
He did the transfusion and ended up infecting the victim with HIV.
The state Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Bashir-Kano, made this known on Thursday in Lafia, Nasarawa state.
Bashir-Kano said investigation into the case revealed that both the suspect and his wife tested positive to the virus.
He said the command has concluded investigation, adding that the state government, through the Attorney-General has begun prosecution of the suspect.
“As we speak, the suspect has already been remanded at the Lafia prisons following his arraignment at the Upper Area Court in Doma on Tuesday, August 1,’’ Bashir-Kano said.
The state command of NSCDC had on July 17, arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly operating an illegal clinic and administering non-screened blood.
He added that tests were carried out on the boy in Lafia following frequent illness which showed that he was HIV positive.