Al­leged fake doctor ap­pears in court

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Aman, who al­legedly posed as a doctor and took money from peo­ple, ap­peared at the Nas­inu Mag­is­trates Court yes­ter­day. Mag­is­trate Su­fia Humza has fur­ther re­manded Seba Si­tiano Bukanikoro, 52 . Bukanikoro is charged with four counts each of ob­tain­ing prop­erty by de­cep­tion and one count of use of cer­tain ti­tles or de­scrip­tions pro­hib­ited.

It is al­leged that Bukanikoro be­tween Septem­ber 3 and Septem­ber 7, at Nas­inu be­ing a per­son not reg­is­tered on the ap­pro­pri­ate reg­is­ter, used the rel­e­vant term doctor and sur­geon to de­scribe him­self for a ser­vice that he pro­vided.

It is also al­leged that he dis­hon­estly ob­tained $150, $75, $150 and $75 from four dif­fer­ent peo­ple with in­ten­tion to per­ma­nently de­prive them of their prop­erty.

Po­lice Prose­cu­tor In­spec­tor Jiten Singh ob­jected to bail on the grounds that it was a mat­ter of public in­ter­est and was likely to at­tract more vic­tims to lodge fur­ther com­plaints.

Mr Singh served full phase dis­clo­sures. Bukanikoro has sought Le­gal Aid as­sis­tance. Mrs Humza has told Bukanikoro to file a for­mal bail ap­pli­ca­tion. The court has been ad­journed to Septem­ber 23 for men­tion. Edited by Ne­mani De­laibatiki

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