Court Jails Popular Lagos Surgeon Over Failed Plastic Surgery

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The Federal High Court, Lagos presided over by Justice Muhammad Liman on Friday, sentenced a medical doctor and founder of MedContour Services Limited, Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju to one year jail term over failed plastic surgery.

The doctor was arraigned before the court alongside her clinic by the Federal Competition and Consumers Protection Commission (FCCPC) on a five-count charge for failing to comply with the commission’s requirements in an investigation, failing to appear and provide information relevant to an ongoing investigation.

The convict was also alleged to have prevented and obstructed the commission from investigating the said issue.

The offences contravened sections 11(1)(a), 33(1)(a), 110, 113(1)(a) and 159(4) of the FCCPC Act, 2018.

The convicts had pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail on self-recognition.

After the prosecution concluded their case, Dr Adepoju decided not to open her defence.

She filed a no-case-submission, arguing that no case had been established against her by the prosecutor, so she need not enter a defence.


But, Justice Liman, on April 7, 2022, dismissed the no-case submission, holding that the evidence so far presented before the court by the prosecution satisfied the elements of the criminal charges pending against her.

On May 5, 2023, the convict opened her case as the only witness.

The convict was led in evidence and also cross-examined, after which the court adjourned the case until June 21, 2023, for the adoption of written addresses.
In his judgment on Friday, the judge found the convict guilty of the offence and thereby sentenced her to one-year imprisonment.

Justice Liman, however, gave the convict an option of a N100,000 fine instead of the jail term.

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