Fake Doctor swindles four over infertility

A fake medical doctor who defrauded four traders of GH₡19,700 under the pretext of assisting them medically to have babies has been hauled before an Accra Circuit Court.

Kofi Agyemang Duah (aka) Dr Prince Boakye who claims to be a doctor at Lister Clinic located at Airport has also been accused of prescribing drugs to some of his victims who were mainly from Okaishie and Kantamanto.

A search conducted in Duah’s room revealed some medical instruments and drugs, laboratory and X-ray reports of complainants and other victims, stethoscope and pictures of him dressed as a doctor.

Duah, unemployed, who is being held for practising medicine without authority and four counts of defrauding by false pretenses, has pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Ms Audrey Kocuvie-Tay has remanded Duah into police custody to reappear on January 30.

Prosecuting Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) A. Atibilla told the court that the complainants were traders at Okaishie and Kantamanto respectively.

ACP Atibilla said Duah is a self-styled medical doctor resident at Ayigbe Town in Accra.

Prosecution said the complainants name withheld had individual problems in relation to fertility and in the year 2013 they came across Duah who told them that he was a Gynaecologist at Lister Hospital at Airport Residential Area.

ACP Atibilla said Duah made the complainant believed that he could support them medically to overcome their infertility problems.

Duah therefore collected various sums of money totaling GH₡19,700.00 from the complainants and administer drugs and injections for them.

The complainants; Prosecution said administered the drugs prescribed by Duah for months only for them to realized that he was not a doctor.

Prosecution said a complaint was made to the Police. On January 8, this year, Duah was arrested and a search conducted in his room revealed some medical instruments, some drugs, laboratory and X-ray reports of complainants and other victims, stethoscope and pictures of him dressed as a doctor.

Some books which had the inscription Dr Prince Boakye Da Costa were also retrieved.

Duah has however denied being a medical doctor but admitted that he has been administering drugs to the complainant, because he has worked as a pharmacy attendant at various shops and had referred complainants with complicated cases to hospitals.

Prosecution said more people were reporting cases against Duah. GNA

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