Court finds Doctor Anu Guilty over death of patient during cosmetic surgery

Dr Anu Adepoju has been found guilty over a failed buttocks surgery in 2020 which led to the death of the patient.

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A Federal High Court in Lagos State has convicted Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju, the founder of MedContour Services Ltd., for conducting a failed plastic surgery that led to the death of Nneka Onwuzuligbo 4 years ago.

This was disclosed on Friday by former Director-General of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), Babatunde Irukera in a tweet.

He wrote:

“Today is a day of pride for me that I personally prosecuted Anu Adepoju and her medical practice. Though I’ve left, the case has ended in a conviction strengthening the accountability framework for all in society, professionals or otherwise. This is how society should work and grow.”


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Irukera added,

“Dr. Anu Adepoju and her medical practice were convicted on all five counts charged by the FCCPC. The wheel of justice may grind slowly, but we must see it through. What we need are enforcement with audacity and the will to prosecute competently and diligently. Good day for consumers of professional services.”

Recall that the in 2020, FCCPC arraigned Adepoju on five counts before Justice Mohammed Liman. The charges included accusations that the cosmetic surgeon ignored summons by the agency to appear and produce specific documents.


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