Judgment reserved in ‘failed bum enlargement’ case against Lagos cosmetic surgeon Dr Anu Adepoju
A Federal High Court sitting in Lagos on Tuesday reserved judgment in a suit filed against a Lagos surgeon, Anu Adepoju.
The Federal Competition and Consumers Protection Commission (FCCPC) filed the charges against Adepoju alongside her clinic, MedContour Services Ltd, of five counts bordering on refusal to honour an invitation for an investigation into post-body surgery complications, as well as the production of investigation documents.
The cosmetic surgeon was re-arraigned on July 17, 2020, alongside her medical outfit.
Justice Mohammed Liman had fixed Tuesday for judgment after the respective parties adopted their final addresses in November 2023.
However, the judgment was not ready on Tuesday as earlier scheduled, and the court informed parties that a new date would be communicated to them soon.
Adepoju pleaded not guilty to the charges and was granted bail on self-recognition.
Justice Liman was subsequently transferred out of the Lagos division of the court, but he still presides over the case on a fiat.
Trial commenced in the suit with the prosecution calling several witnesses, and thereafter closed its case.
The defence, on its part, filed a no-case submission on the grounds that no case had been established against the defendant.
But Justice Liman, on April 7, 2022, rejected the submission by the defendant.
The court consequently ordered the defendant to open her defence.
The case, however, suffered several setbacks due to adjournments for various reasons.
On May 5, 2023, the defence called the first defendant as sole witness.