The Police in Abuja on Tuesday paraded a 44-year-old man who impersonated Dr George Davidson, a medical doctor, and had been parading himself as the said doctor in the Federal Ministry of Health for about one decade, rising to Grade Level 13.
Parading the suspect, who is a father of five children and from Benue State, the Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, Mr CSP Abayomi Shogunle, said that the suspect stole the academic credentials of the Doctor (his friend) to secure the job.
His victim, Dr Davidson works at the Bingham University Teaching Hospital in Jos, Plateau State.
Shogunle said that the investigation into the matter followed a petition from Festus Keyamo Chambers to the Police.
He said: “I find it very expedient at this time to address the press for the purpose of acquainting you as it concerns the case of impersonation of the identity of Dr George Davidson by the suspect.
“The actual medical doctor in Jos further exposed the true identity of the impostor. We have concluded our investigation and he will be charged to court in the next few days.“
Shogunle explained that the perceived unprofessional conduct and unwholesome behaviour by the suspect prompted the petition against him to the federal civil service.
He advised Nigerians to ensure diligence in keeping valuable documents to avoid falling prey to unscrupulous elements.
The suspect, he added, would soon be arraigned in court for impersonation, framing of incorrect document, breach of official trust, criminal intimation among others, contrary to the Penal Code.
Responding to questions from newsmen, the suspect said that he got the credentials from Davidson when he visited him in his house in Karu to help him secure employment.
The suspect who confirmed that he had no university degree, said he had some training at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria while working in the ministry on grade level 13.
He claimed that he joined the ministry in 2006 in order to expose the corruption being perpetrated there due to the love he has for Nigeria.