Suhum: Quack abortion doctor jailed 4 years after operating for 10 years


A quack abortion Doctor has been sentenced to four years imprisonment by Suhum Circuit Court in the Eastern Region

The fake doctor – David Darko, 41 years old had operated for about 10 years at his secret stuffy one-room “clinic” in Mile 44 a suburb of Suhum.

He is believed to have conducted hundreds of illegal abortions of young ladies in Suhum and its surrounding Communities throughout his 10 years of operation.

In 2017, EIB Network’s Reporter Kojo Ansah, secretly filmed this quack doctor through undercover investigation, however, he escaped from Police arrest.

During the investigation, he told the Journalist that he conducts at least 10 abortions in a month and charges between Ghc600 to Ghc1000 depending on the trimester of the pregnancy.

He revealed during the investigation that he has acquired enough experience over the years having practiced at the facility for several years now. He claimed that he had not recorded any serious complaints from anyone throughout his practice.

David Darko, the illegal abortion Doctor was however arrested while in the act about to terminate another pregnancy of a young lady planted as a spy by Police and Ghana Health Service on January 9, 2021.

This was after his illegal practice resulted in serious complications for some victims hence referred from Suhum government Hospital to Eastern Regional Hospital.

He pleaded guilty when put before the Suhum Circuit Court on Monday, January 11, 2020, therefore jailed for four years.

The Suhum Municipal Director of Health Dr. Frederick Kwame Ofosu said “about two or three cases of complications landed at the Suhum government hospital and another one also landed at the regional hospital in Koforidua and that necessitated the need to inform the police for the police to act.

He urged the young girls to patronize accredited health facilities if they want to terminate their pregnancies.


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