Daniel Nartey, a cleaner who posed as a doctor and allegedly gave a pregnant woman a wrong prescription which made her lose her foetus has been arrested by the Odorkor police in Accra.
The suspect, 37, who has been practicing illegally for the past seven years which earned him the name Dr Nartey, by his cients and neighbours at Achimota in Accra, was arrested by the Odorkor Divisional Police Command, after a woman called on the police that a fake doctor had given her an injection which had led to the loss of her pregnancy.
The Odorkor Divisional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Mr Francis Aboagye Nyarko, who spoke to the Daily Graphic said Nartey had been on the wanted list of the police for some time.
This time, after the victim reported the fake doctor to the police, for well over a month they went on a hunt for him until he was spotted at Odorkor and arrested.
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According to the police, on November 20, 2015, the victim, who was two months pregnant by then, felt feverish and her boyfriend called on the suspect who had introduced himself to the family as a medical practitioner at the Korle bu Teaching Hospital, on phone for assistance.
He rushed to the victim’s house where he injected the woman and gave her some medicines to swallow. The woman started bleeding shortly after taking the medication and when Nartey, who had then left was called back again, he told the family that the earlier injection was for aborting pregnancies and so he would have to conduct a dilatation and curettage (D and C) on the woman to flush out the remaining foetus in the womb.
However, sensing danger, the self-styled doctor vanished into thin air only to be arrested later.
Nartey confessed to the police that that he was not a medical officer but rather, a medical student at the University of Ghana, Legon.
Police investigations later revealed that Nartey had been a cleaner at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for six years and had learnt to ‘practice’ medicine through his working there.
The police has since charged with Nartey with practicing medicine without a licence.