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Dr Anu, Med Contour Court Trial to Commence May 26th, 2022

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The Federal High Court in Lagos has entered its decision and ruled rejecting the Defendant’s Dr Anu and Med Contour no Case Submission in the botched plastic surgery case.

Specifically, the Court ruled that the evidence so far propounded, presented and articulated by the Prosecution, and admitted by the Court satisfy the elements of the criminal charges pending against Anuoluwapo Adepoju.

As such, a prima facie case had been established which requires appropriate defense. The Court adjourned the case to May 26th for continuation of trial.

On October 14, 2020, after the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) led by Babatunde Irukera as Lead Prosecutor closed its case upon examination and cross examination of the Commission’s witnesses, the defendant – Anuoluwapo Funmilayo Adepoju (Anuoluwapo Adepoju) through defense counsel filed a No Case Submission claiming that the prosecution has not made a sufficiently answerable prima facie case for the defendant to defend.

Upon adoption and argument of the parties respective briefs and positions, the Court reserved the case for a Decision and Ruling.

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Although this judicial process has experienced significant delays, during which allegations and or evidence of isolated or continuing violations of extant regulatory decisions or judicial conditions have arisen, the Commission remains committed to ensuring compliance to the fullest extent of the law.

As the Court has now returned to seating in, and adjudicating this case, relevant applications seeking appropriate judicial orders to ensure or compel compliance with applicable regulatory interventions or release conditions by the Court will proceed from the Commission.

The Commission says it welcomes any information or evidence of any activities or actions that can assist in ensuring obedience of the law in this regard, or retribution for disobedience.

Dr Anuoluwapo Adepoju, in 2020 appeared before a Federal High Court in Lagos over alleged evasion from the investigation into a failed plastic surgery procedure.

The defendant was charged alongside her Clinic, known as MedContour Services Ltd, on a five-count charge bordering on a refusal to honour an invitation for investigation and failure to produce certain documents.

The Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC) had in April 2020, sealed the second defendant (MedContour), a plastic surgery hospital, over suspicions of illegal activities.

In a five-count charge brought against the defendants, the prosecution alleged that without sufficient cause, the first defendant failed to appear before the FCCPC in compliance with the commission’s summons.

The prosecution alleged also that the first defendant refused and failed to produce documents which she was required to produce in compliance with the commission’s notice of investigation.

The defendant was also alleged to have prevented and obstructed the commission from carrying out its investigation into the said issue.

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