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M. & D.P.D.C.

(1968) JELR 63198 (SC)    

Supreme Court  ·  SC 91/1968 ·  22 Nov 1968 ·  Nigeria
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(1968) 1 All NLR 306

Ratio Decidendi

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ADEMOLA, CJN (Delivering the Judgement of the Court): The appellant in this matter has complained against the decision of the Medical and Dental Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal which has found him guilty on five counts of infamous conduct in a professional respect and has ordered the removal of his name from the medical register.

The first count charged the appellant practitioner with neglecting in a prolonged manner between 29th June, 1966 and 10th July, one Fatilatu Bisiriyu, a patient very seriously ill and for whose treatment the appellant practitioner was responsible under the ministry of health, Western Nigeria. The second count charged him with extortion of the sum of 30 guineas from Bisiriyu Odumeru the father of the said Falilatu Bisiriyu in order to induce him to examine and treat the said Falilatu. The third, fourth and fifth counts relate o different transactions: namely, the receipt of an amount of £2.2s.0d. In each of counts three and four and £2 in count five by the …

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