Biomedical scientist Emmanuel C Eruotor has been struck off the HCPC Register on the grounds of his conviction for 46 offences at Bexley Magistrates’ Court.
A panel of the HCPC Conduct and Competence Committee heard that Mr Eruotor was convicted on his own guilty plea of 26 offences of making a false representation, 13 offences of using a copy of a false instrument with intent, and seven offences of making a false instrument.
The Panel further heard that the offences related to Mr Eruotor booking 28 tests for the UK Clinical Aptitude Tests (UKCAT) in order to qualify as a medical doctor. He used fictitious names, created false passport documents and attended centres to take the tests on a number of occasions – sometimes disguising his appearance. He was caught when a staff member recognized Mr Eruotor from CCTV footage.
Panel Chair Jennifer Rogers commented:
“The Panel did not accept that Mr Eruotor fully recognised the seriousness of his actions. This was not a case where there had been a single instance of lack of honesty, but a carefully devised scheme to gain a personal advantage. Remedying dishonesty is inherently difficult, and Mr Eruotor had not satisfied the Panel that he would not breach those fundamental tenets of the profession in the future.”
The Panel directed for the name of Emmanuel C Eruotor to be struck off the Register from 14 October 2016.
Mr Emmanuel C Eruotor was present via telephone at the hearing and represented himself.