Abdulrahman Mohammed who has unproven practised medicine for over four years at Idi-Araba area of Mushin was apprehended by the Lagos State police command.
The primary school dropout owned a clinic where he administered intravenous injections to patients and also collect blood and urine sample for diagnosis..
The state police Commissioner, Imohimi Edgal, said Mohammed had confessed that he usually bought the drugs from Idumota..
Edgal said: Detectives from the Area D Command Mushin, a native of Ran, Borno State, for operating as a medical doctor whereas his education stopped at primary school level.
However, according to Mohammed, the thermometer and other medical gadgets found in his shop were used by patients. He said: “I was a hawker of drugs before I decided to open a pharmacy..
I did not finish my primary school and I was not taught to sell the drugs. My pharmacy was not licensed, I do not treat people and I do not collect blood or urine samples. I only sell the kits and people come to buy.
For the thermometer, people used to come and check their temperature and other things by themselves. If someone comes and complained of headache and fever, I give them Panadol or Boscopan and blood tonic.