More charges could be added against 'bogus' doctor

2015-11-11 22:27


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Polokwane - More charges may be added against a Nigerian man who allegedly pretended to be a doctor at a Limpopo hospital, the Polokwane Magistrate's Court heard on Wednesday.

The 50-year-old Anthony Nwafor is facing charges of corruption as well as being in violation of the Immigration Act.

He is seeking to be released on bail.

He was arrested last week Friday with his wife Amara and his apparently fake lawyer Farida Mall after they allegedly attempted to bribe Home Affairs officials.

State prosecutor Meivel Machaba said the state needed more time to verify the accused's residential address and immigration status.

Machaba said more charges may be added. The State, however, still needed to get a directive from the director of public prosecutions on how the matter would proceed.

Nwafor's lawyer, advocate Apo Molepo, however accused the State of employing delay tactics.

The hearing will proceed on Friday.

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