A Nigerian woman who stole a genuine doctor’s identity in order to work in the UK has been jailed for 28-month.
Oluwadamilola Opemuyi(pictured) was sentenced to two years and four-month in jail by Maidstone Crown Court on Tuesday.
The 29-year-old whose father is a gynaecologist and mother is a paediatrician stole the identity of her elder sister, Oluwadamilola Adeyo, who is a year older. Adeoye studied at Manchester University and is fully qualified as a GP and has worked as a locum.
Opeyemuyi has psychotic disorder and her crimes came to light when she was arrested at a pharmacy in Maidstone after attempting to collect two prescriptions she had written for herself.
The Court heard Opemuyi had a degree from the University of West London in music, technology and public relations, but none for medicine.
However, she duped agencies into finding her employment in medical field after she assumed the identity of a fully qualified doctor and provided false documents.
She got a medical job at Elmley and Swaleside prisons in Sheppey, as well as one in Essex and two in Liverpool. Between January 12 and 23, she treated patients at three separate locations in Essex and Liverpool, as well as two prisons on the Isle of Sheppey.
In all, she treated 91 patients despite not having medical training.
Having pleaded guilty to four counts of fraud by false representation, three counts of forgery and two counts of possessing a false identity document with intent, the court sentenced Oluwadamilola Opemuyi to two-year and four-month imprisonment.