The Chief Medical Director of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH), Prof. Chris Bode, yesterday raised the alarm on a fake recruitment platform for doctors.
He said the management of the hospital is asking the Inspector-General of Police to assist it in fishing out the culprits.
Prof. Bode, who made the clarifications in a statement, said LUTH had nothing to do with the site.
The statement said: “Our attention has been drawn to an online platform purporting to recruit fresh House Officers for the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH) through Medimail247 E-Parcel Service. Intending applicants have been asked to buy forms for N5000 and pay a parcel charge of 1750. The email address used is email@example.com.
“The general public is hereby advised that this service is a SCAM intended to defraud unwary doctors and fleece them of their money. The Lagos University Teaching Hospital has nothing to do with this site and we implore that nobody should patronise the fraudsters.
“We are asking that the Inspector-General of Police of the Federation should kindly assist in fishing out the culprits involved in this nefarious activity and anyone with information about this group should report any such activity to the security services.”