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22.06.2019 Crime & Punishment

Cleaner Turned Abortion Doctor At Akuse Govt Hospital

Minister of Health, Agyeman ManuMinister of Health, Agyeman Manu

A Cleaner at the Akuse Government Hospital in the Lower Manya Krobo Municipality of the Eastern Region has been remanded in prison custody for posing as a medical doctor and conducting illegal abortions.

The suspect identified as Sowah, 60, was arrested by the Akuse District Police Command under surveillance for several months.

Sowah who is said to have worked at the Hospital for over two decades might have gotten jealous of professional Doctors and Nurses, where he being cleaning their offices.

As a result, he decided to venture the profession to possibly make some cash.

Reports sighted by Modernghana said, Akuse District Police Commander, Supt. Winfred Asare-Nyarko men had to go undercover for weeks and months before finally smocked Sowah from his operation cubicle.

He is said to have engaged in the anti-pregnancy business to for a quite period not less than four years.

After the raid at Sowah illegal operation cubicle, the police retrieved several medical equipment and supplies that he used for his quack medical activities.

Mr Sowah has been provisionally charged for illegal abortion, impersonation and other related offences pending further investigations.

He has since been arraigned before the law court at the Odumase Circuit Court and the Judge turned down bail request.

Sowah was sent to Akuse prisons custody on remand for a full trial.

Supt. Asare-Nyarko sees Sowah arrest as a breakthrough and congratulated his men for exposing him big time.

Management of Akuse government hospital has since distanced themselves from Sowah new found profession.

They promise to avail themselves upon request for further investigation and prosecution of their one-time hardworking cleaner

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