Tuesday, July 8, 2008


A 29-year-old man who allegedly posed as a doctor and attempted to dupe a female patient at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has been arrested.
“Dr” Stephen Awuni, who is said to have claimed that he worked at the B2 Ward at KATH, was arrested by a security man and handed over to the police.
The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of KATH, Mr Kwame Frimpong, told the Daily Graphic that the security man saw “Dr” Awuni helping a patient to the Medical Emergency Ward of the hospital.
While watching what was going on, the security man again saw Awuni, who was dressed in a doctor’s outfit, taking money from the patient.
Mr Frimpong said the security man found the behaviour of the man unbecoming of a doctor and, therefore, confronted him.
When he was questioned, Awuni started fumbling and the security man suspected foul play.
According to the PRO, Awuni told the security man that he was not a doctor and that the uniform he wore had been picked from the room of a doctor with whom he lived in the same house at Offinso.
However, the patient confirmed that the man had claimed that he was a doctor at the B2 Ward.
Mr Frimpong stated that the hospital would not tolerate such criminal behaviour.

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