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Fake doctor arrested after performing abortion on 17-year-old girl



A 59 – year – old man , Kenneth Kwarteng , suspected to be a quack doctor , has been arrested by Ghana police after he performed an abortion on a 17 -year – old girl .
The suspect , Kwarteng , who uses various names , including Kwame Kwarteng and K . K . Kwarteng , was arrested by a joint team from the Dental and Medical Council and the Kwabenya Police Station , reports Graphic Online .

The 17 -year – old girl , whose identity has been withheld by the police , was said to have been brought to the facility , Obaahemaa Memorial Clinic at New Ashongman Estate last Stop , in Accra , operated by the alleged quack doctor , by her mother for her seven – week – old pregnancy to be terminated .

She has rescued by the Dental and Medical Council and taken to Legon Hospital , where she is receiving medical attention as the abortion performed on her was not completed.

The Deputy Registrar of the Medical and Dental Council, Dr Divine Banyubala , said it took four months of undercover investigation to uncover the illegal operation of the alleged quack doctor .

He said the hospital did not have any medical staff apart from the quack doctor .

The alleged fake doctor also operated from his home , part of which had been converted to a clinic .

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