A 28-year-old man is in the grip of the police for applying to the Ghana Health Service (GHS), for the position of a medical assistant in the Upper West Region with forged docu-ments.
Although, he was applying for the position of a medical assistant, the suspect, Isaac Adu Boakye, claimed he worked as a medical doctor, as well as a lecturer and a registrar at a university.
He was arrested when he showed up at the Health Directorate for an interview for the position.
Briefing The Ghanaian Times on Friday, the Deputy Regional Police Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Nana Asomahene, said on April 20, Boakye, who had no knowledge in medical practice, submitted his application letter and curriculum vitae (CV) to the Regional Director of the GHS for the position of a medical assistant.
He said the regional directorate detected some inconsistencies in his CV and subsequently, informed the police.
ACP Asomahene explained that Boakye was invited for an interview and was arrested when he reported for it.
During interrogation, he admitted that all the documents he presented for the post were forged, and that he only had some training in herbal medicine.
The Commander said the forged CV claimed Boakye attended the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology between 2001 and 2003, and he obtained a degree in herbal medicine.
In addition the CV said between 2008 and 2011 he attended the Crystal Health University College in Takoradi, where he obtained a diploma in medicine.
Police investigation, however, revealed that the school was closed down by the National Accreditation Board about five years ago.
The CV further claimed that between 2010 and 2011, he was a lecturer and the Registrar of the Anaji Community University, and also a medical doctor at the Standford Hospital at Esikado in the Western Region.
Furthermore, he claimed that between 2008 and 2009, he acted as a Ward Assistant at the Amakom Lakeside Methodist Clinic.
ACP Nana Asomahene said but for the inconsistencies on his CV, he could have secured the job due to the fact that the region was hard pressed for medical professionals.
He said the suspect had been granted police enquiry bail, while investigations continued.
From Cliff Ekuful, Wa