Fraudsters posing as health workers at Korle-Bu – Police cautions public
In a way to win the trust of unsuspecting individuals, fraudsters now use the premises of health facilities, especially the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital for their operations.
The Ghana Police Service has warned that the criminals disguise themselves as health workers to divert the attention of their victims.
In a statement signed by the Accra Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, the scammers advertise vehicles for sale via the internet and lure interested buyers from all parts of the country to these health facilities to dupe them.
DSP Tenge, therefore, noted that as the police work assiduously to neutralize the activities of the criminals, the general public must be on alert for such fraudulent crimes.
“The police is hereby advising the general public to be wary of the crime trend and exercise due diligence purported to be coming from or linked to a staff of Korle Bu Teaching Hospital or similar medical facilities,” the release said.
A lot of criminals have found haven using health facilities for their operations.
In July 2015, a 25-year-old, Ibrahim Nurudeen, was arrested at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital after posing as a medical doctor.
On September 26, 2016, 30-year-old, Hannah Arthur was also arrested at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital under the pretext of being a nurse.
Also in August 2016, 34-year-old trader, Jacob Nii Laryea, was arrested for portraying himself as a medical doctor at the Surgical and Emergency Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital.