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Court convicts MedContour founder over 2020 failed plastic surgery

The Federal High Court sitting in Lagos has convicted Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju,  Founder of MedContour Services Ltd., for conducting a failed plastic surgery that led to the death of Nneka Onwuzuligbo in 2020.  

The court presided over by Justice Mohammed Liman, found Dr. Adepoju guilty and sentenced her to a one-year jail term, with an option to pay a ₦100,000 fine in lieu of serving the jail term. 

The prosecution was led by Babatunde Irukera, former Director-General of the Federal Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (FCCPC), who expressed his satisfaction with the verdict. 

In 2020, Nneka Onwuzuligbo, a young woman with dreams of enhancing her appearance, visited MedContour Services Ltd., a cosmetic surgery clinic founded by Dr. Anuoluwapo Adepoju.  

Despite the popularity, the FCCPC received complaints about the safety of MedContour’s services and Dr. Adepoju’s professional misconduct. The commission accused her of obstructing their investigation by refusing to honor summonses and failing to produce necessary documents.