Trial of Lagos-based Cosmetics Surgeon, Dr Anu, Stalled Due to Judge’s Absence

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SWITZERLAND, JULY 10 – The trial of Lagos-based cosmetic surgeon, Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju, at the Federal High Court in Lagos on Thursday, July 9, was stalled due to the absence of the trial judge, Justice Mohammed Liman.

The court’s registrar said the case had been adjourned till a date to be fixed.

Adepoju was arraigned last Friday on a five-count charge, in which she was accused of blocking a probe into the circumstances leading to her client’s death.

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission, which is prosecuting the surgeon, accused her of shunning summons by the agency to appear and produce certain documents.

Adepoju was charged alongside her Med Contour Services Limited.

In a six-paragraph affidavit of completion of investigation attached to the charge sheet, the FCCPC said it received complaints against Adepoju from Marlene Oluwakemi, Taiwo Temilade and Vivian Onwuzuligbo that the surgeon’s services “are unsafe for consumers,” and that she made “false, misleading and deceptive representation in relation to the marketing of their services.”

It said, “In particular, the above-mentioned Vivian Onwuzuligbo, a member of the Mrs Nnneka Miriam Barbara Onwuzuligbo (now deceased) family, alleged that the deceased died as a result of the failed defendants’ cosmetic surgery and she is privy to the events that led to the demise of the deceased.”

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