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Plastic surgery saga: Dr Anu promised to enlarge patients’ buttocks – Witness tells court

A prosecution witness, Mrs Suzzy Onwuka has alleged {that a} medical physician, Anuoluwapo Adepoju, promised to enlarge the buttocks of sufferers who patronized her clinic.

Onwuka is a workers of the Federal Competitors and Shopper Safety Fee (FCCPC).

The witness spoke on Wednesday in a Federal Excessive Courtroom through the ongoing trial of Anuoluwapo, NAN experiences.

Popularly generally known as Dr. Anu, she is a Lagos surgeon charged with alleged evasion from investigation right into a reported case of failed cosmetic surgery.

Anuoluwapo is charged alongside her Clinic, MedContour Providers Ltd, on a 5 depend bordering on refusal to honour an invite for investigation in addition to manufacturing of investigation doc on April 15, 2020.

She was re-arraigned on July 17 earlier than Justice Mohammed Liman.

Anuoluwapo pleaded not responsible to the costs and was granted bail on self recognizance.

On the final adjourned date, Onwuka narrated how the fee failed in its makes an attempt to safe the presence of the defendant for investigation into the allegations.

When trial resumed on Wednesday, an amended cost was learn to the defendant who once more pleaded not responsible to all of the counts and trial continued.

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The witness, who had concluded her proof in chief on the final date, was cross-examined by defence counsel, Mrs Maria Jones, who requested the witness when the grievance was made in opposition to the defendant.

Onwuka informed the court docket that the grievance was filed in opposition to the defendant in April, though she couldn’t bear in mind the precise date.

Requested what false assertion was made by the defendant that warranted the cost, she mentioned: “The defendant had assured and guaranteed her sufferers that she was going to enlarge their “butts” with out negative effects and that it was going to be a surgical procedure that received’t have an effect on their lives.”

Requested what she meant by butts, the witness replied, “I imply, the complaints obtained confirmed that the defendant had promised to enlarge the buttocks of her purchasers with out negative effects,”

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She added that customers of the defendant’s providers subsequently complained that her surgical procedures fell wanting what was she had assured after they’d patronised her.

On whether or not it’s the obligation of the FCCPC to research medical points with out recourse to the suitable medical physique, the witness replied: “The FCCPC is worried with shopper of services and products and so, if the fee will get a grievance from shoppers of products and providers, it’s empowered to research such grievance.”

On whether or not the legislation organising the Fee permits it to demand for the doc it requested from the defendant, Onwuka mentioned the legislation permits it so far as it impacts shoppers.

When requested if the FCCPC conducts its actions on social media, the witness informed the court docket that the Fee has its lawful place of job regardless that it has presence on social media.

The witness informed the court docket that customers of the defendant’s providers are on the market on social media and likewise noticed her publish, including that though the Fee had written to the Nigerian Medical Affiliation, they had been but to obtain a response until date.

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Defence counsel requested the witness: “The defendant was detained on the State CID Panti for 3 days, so, why didn’t the fee give the defendant paper to make a press release earlier than detaining her for 3 days”

The witness replied: “I don’t learn about that. The defendant didn’t honour a number of invites for investigation by the commison, even when she had the freedom to honour such invitation.”

The witness additionally informed the court docket that when the Fee ultimately gained entrance into her medical premises, a name was positioned throughout to her by her safety guard however she refused to talk with the fee.

On whether or not the Fee had labored through the COVID-19 lockdown, Onwuka declared: “Sure, we’re important providers.”

The case will resume on December 2, 2020.

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