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Two doctors, four nurses arrested for stealing and selling babies

A total of 11 persons including six health workers have been arrested for baby harvesting in Accra

Two doctors and four nurses have been arrested for allegedly engaging in baby harvesting and human trafficking, officials have announced.

Two social workers, two mothers and a traditional birth attendant were also picked up following a four-month investigations by the Medical and Dental Council and the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO), a statement from the two institutions revealed.

They are currently on bail pending further investigations, the statement added.

They were rounded up on Thursday 31 December 2020. Dr. Mensah Quashie who works with the 37 Military Hospital was arrested at his private health facility named Susan Clinic located at Lartebiokorshie, a suburb of Accra. He allegedly sold the first baby boy to the team for an amount of GHS30,000 in October, 2020.

He was arrested with three nurses who were named in the joint statement as Sylvia Awuseh, John Adorey Effie and Angela Ametepe.

Below is the full statement:

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