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Fake doctor held police custody


A 27 year-old man, who allegedly posed as a medical doctor and sent the police on a wild goose chase, has found himself in trouble with the law.crime

Kwabena Boateng, unemployed had presented himself to the police as a doctor working at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) and claimed to have been attacked and robbed of his Toyota Highlander with registration number GT 9843 ? 14 near the Georgia Hotel in Kumasi.

The suspect alleged that the robbers, numbering six, also seized from him cash of GH?900 and two mobile phones.

Police Chief Superintendent George Tweneboah, Divisional Commander of Kumasi Central, briefing the press said this was on April 1, at about 2000 hours.

They quickly mobilized and rushed to the said crime scene with Boateng. That was the last time they either saw or heard from him.

He said their checks at KATH revealed that he was not a staff of the referral facility and they launched a manhunt, tracking him down to his hiding place at Tetrem in the Amansie-West District.

Chief Supt Tweneboah said he is being held and would be arraigned as soon as they finished with their investigation.

He has already confessed he is not a medical doctor, does not have a car and that he invented the story of robbery attack.


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