Fake Doctor Caged Over Abortion

A former cleaner of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital was on Tuesday put before an Accra Circuit Court for conducting an abortion on a woman at Gbawe Topbase in Accra.

Yartey aka Doctor, who claimed to be working at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital as a medical practitioner, has been charged for causing abortion and unregistered person practicing as a pharmacist.

He denied the charges and the court presided over by Mrs Abena Oppong Adjin-Doku remanded him into lawful custody to reappear on December 24.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector J.B. Asante said the complainant, Gifty Mensah, is a shop attendant and resides at Gbawe Topbase in Accra while the accused person resides at Achimota.

According to prosecution, the complainant was two months pregnant and the accused person introduced himself to her and the boyfriend as a doctor working at Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital who resides at Korle-Bu doctors’ flat.

Prosecution said somewhere in October this year, the complainant was not well and informed her boyfriend, who is a witness in the case, and the boyfriend informed the accused person. The accused rushed to the complainant’s residence and gave her an injection.

Yartey also gave her some pills to swallow.
Immediately the complainant took the pills, she began bleeding. She was rushed to a nearby hospital and later transferred to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.

At the hospital, prosecution said, the complainant was told that the pills given to her by the accused had caused the abortion.

Later, the complainant reported the matter to the police and Yartey was picked up.

During interrogation, Yartey confessed to the police that he was not a doctor but had worked at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital as a cleaner.


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