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UK jails Nigerian doctor Mamman who lied about his age, then killed mom of 3

Dr Isyaka Mamman

Dr Isyaka Mamman: end of a career

A court in the UK has jailed octogenarian Nigerian doctor, Isyaka Mamman for killing a mother-of-three after botching a bone marrow biopsy and piercing her heart during a routine appointment.

Mamman of Cumberland Drive, Royton, was today sentenced at Manchester Crown Court to three years imprisonment after pleading guilty, at an earlier hearing.

He admitted to the manslaughter by gross negligence of one of his patients, Shahida Parveen, 48, who died during the treatment at Royal Oldham Hospital in 2018.

Mamman, now 85, gave no reaction as he was jailed, but his family wept in the public gallery at the court.

Isyaka Mamman- end of a career
Isyaka Mamman photo released by Greater Manchester Police

Mamman was 81 at the time of the medical incident, reports Mail online.

The doctor had already been suspended for lying about his age – and colleagues thought he should be retired after botching similar procedures, leaving a patient permanently disabled, before the fatal incident.

The Nigerian-born medic, aged 81 at the time, carried out the ‘highly dangerous’ procedure using the wrong needle and inserted it in the wrong place, piercing her heart sac.

The 48-year-old and her husband had asked Mamman to abort the treatment but he persisted, and she died later the same day in September 2018.

Following her death, a consultant provided an expert opinion to the police that the procedure had been inappropriately and incompetently performed.

Passing sentence, Mrs Justice Yip criticised both the defendant and the hospital trust that employed him, saying there is a ‘troubling background’ to the case with the doctor’s age and two prior critical incidents in 2015.


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