2 Doctors, 4 Nurses And Others Selling Newborn Babies For Years Arrested

2 Doctors, 4 Nurses And Others Selling Newborn Babies For Years Arrested



The EOCO in a joint operation with Medical and Dental Council have arrested eight health professionals over baby harvesting and trafficking in Accra. Both have been undertaking a joint investigation over a period of time following a tip off from a taxi driver upon a conversation between two women who boarded his taxi. Executive Director of Economic and the organised Crimes Office


EOCO, COP Frank Adu Poku Rtd in an interview with the media said they have been investigating the activities of some medical practitioners, nurses, some other social welfare officers and individuals who were suspected to be engaged in the illegal act of baby harvesting and human trafficking. According to him, they carried out investigations into the illegal activities also between the



periods of June to November 2020 and two medical doctors, two social workers, four nurses, two mothers and one traditional birth attendant have so far been arrested and are on a bail pending further investigation. He indicated that one Doctor was arrested at his private health facility in Accra. This Doctor is said to have sold the first baby to the investigative team for an amount of



thirty thousand Ghana cedis 30,000.00 and in another health facility too in Tema also sold another baby for twenty eight Thousand Ghana cedis Ghc28,000.00 after the suspect agreed to help in purchasing a newborn baby. Some Doctors and Nurses who are charged with saving our lives especially during this COVID-19 period when all resources should be geared towards fighting



the deadly disease these Doctors are rather selling children. They are selling newborn babies and their modus operanda is that they tell mothers their newborn babies are dead. So we then got wind of this and put together a team of investigators who acted like they want to buy babies. For one the Doctor sold the newborn baby for GHC 30,000 and at Tema General hospital some Social Welfare workers, Doctors and



Nurses in a joint operation also sold one baby to us for GHC 28,000. For now, we have arrested two doctors, four nurses and two social welfare workers, COP Adu Poku told the media. The Acting General Registrar of Medical and Dental Council, Dr. Divine Banyubala who disclosed the identity of some of the Doctors involved in despicable act said that Dr. Hope Mensah Quashie who works at the Susan clinic with his 3 nurses who were his accomplice were arrested adding that one Dr. Leonard Agbley was also arrested at his health facility in Tema.