A 52-year-old man, King David has been arrested by police in the Awutu Senya District in central region for allegedly selling shea butter as cure for coronvirus.
According to David, the cream can effectively cure the disease when applied on the body.
Customers who patronage the cream which was sold at GH¢5 said they were told to apply the cream after eating as it works faster that way.
“I bought two of the bottles. He told me to apply it after eating on the ear, inside the nose and all over the body. I wanted to send one to my mother in the village,” one of the customers said.
Another customer also said, “He told us to stop washing our hands and use the cream instead. But later, I realized it was just shea butter.”
The customers have gathered at the police station where David has been sent waiting to collect their monies from him.
According to Awutu Bereku District police commander, Sup. Joshua Semanyo, David has certificate to deal in herbal medicine but his claim of having the cure of Coronavirus is untrue.
Investigations are under way, said Sup. Semanyo.