The Federal Competiton and Consumer Protection Commission celebrates the indefinite suspension of a Lagos surgeon, Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju, by the Medical and Dental Council of Nigeria over circumstances surrounding the death of one of her patients.
The FCCPC had, in April, sealed MedContour Clinic, a plastic surgery hospital, owned by Adepoju, over suspicions of illegal activities.
Also, in April, the FCCPC revealed on its official Twitter handle that it had commenced an investigation into a case of failed plastic surgery performed by the surgeon.
She allegedly operated on the victim in Lagos in December 2018.
Head, Public Relations, FCCPC, Ondaje Ijagwu, said in a statement on Tuesday that the suspension would persist pending full and final disposition of disciplinary proceedings.
Ijagwu said, “The Federal Competiton and Consumer Protection Commission welcomes the Medical and Dental Council’s decision to impose interim measures suspending Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju indefinitely from practicing medicine pending full and final disposition of disciplinary proceedings.
“Every action whether interim or final that prevents the risk of injury to patients/consumers and or mitigates the pain and suffering of citizens on account of injury by manufacturers or service providers is an important component of a larger effort to protect citizens.”
According to him, the commission finds all such actions or measures commendable.
“This outcome, interim as it were, validates and reinforces the proprietary of joint or dual regulatory engagement as the commission always advocates. The initiation of robust consumer protection regulatory intervention in the case has catalysed other relevant and appropriate action,” the statement said.