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Tribunal suspends four pharmacists for unethical practices

The Disciplinary Tribunal of the Pharmacy Council of Nigeria (PCN) has suspended four pharmacists for unethical practices and misconduct.

The pharmacists involved are Daniel Aghanemuzor, Fidelis Ogonna Okenwa, Bukola Temitope Odunbiro and Nwakpuma Richard Nwophe.

The culprits were suspended for offences ranging from making false statements to the council for the purpose of procuring the registration of new pharmaceutical premises, diversion of company funds and pharmaceutical products, holding dual employment and fraud such as falsifying Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) payment receipt to the PCN among others.

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According to the tribunal, two of the pharmacists were suspended for three years, one for 33 months, and the other for one year.

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The chairman of the governing council of PCN, Prof. Ahmed Tijjani Mora, who is also the chairman of the tribunal, In the judgement, said the four pharmacists deviated from the ethical standard of pharmacy practice.

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Mora said the names of the four pharmacists would be deleted from the register of registered pharmacists in Nigeria for the period of the suspension.

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Registrar of PCN, Ibrahim Babashehu Ahmed, said eight pharmacists faced trial during the tribunal sitting, adding that judgement was delivered for four while the other four cases were adjourned for another sitting.

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