Ex-con poses as doc

William Mrfo-suspectAN ex-convict who allegedly posed as a doctor at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra, has been arrested by the police.

William Marfo, 34, was arrested in a doctor’s apparel at the Accident and Emergency Centre.

Marfo was said to have served a 13 month jail sentence at the Nsawam Medium   Prisons for fraud. Besides, he hired the services of taxi drivers on several occasions and absconded without paying.

The Korle Bu District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Peter Yembilla told The Ghanaian Times that on November 28, at about 2 p.m., a matron at the Amenti Ward of the hospital, Janet Matilda Hinson, spotted the suspect in doctors’ overall loitering around the ward, and she confronted him as to his mission there.

He said Marfo in response, told Janet he was a doctor at the hospital and pointed at one of the offices.

DSP Yembilla said when further quizzed, he told the matron that he was rather a doctor at the 37 Military Hospital who had brought a patient to the ward.

The matron, according to DSP Yembilla further probed as to why he was in a Korle- Bu doctor’s overall, while claiming to be a doctor at the 37 Military Hospital.

The commander said Janet, upon suspicion, raised an alarm, adding that the suspect attempted bolting but was arrested by the hospital security.

DSP Yembilla said, Marfo, after his arrest, denied being a doctor, but rather a blood donor at the hospital.

By Anita Nyarko

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