Nigeria, Sept. 16 -- The Lagos State Ministry of Health has said it had arrested a fake nurse, Olufunke Adegbenro, employed by the state three months ago.

Tunbosun Ogunbanwo, the state's ministry of health spokesperson, said in a statement Thursday that the fake nurse was caught during one of the audit and verification exercises carried out by the Health Service Commission in partnership with the National Association of Nigerian Nurses and Midwives.

The Permanent Secretary, Lagos State Health Service Commission, Muyiwa Eniayewun, said the verification exercise was to curb quackery and malpractice within the health sector.

"Adegbenro has been practicing with fake certificates and professional license. She forged a Bachelor of Nursing de...