A 29-year-old man who posed as a medical doctor with the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital (KATH) has been arrested by the police in the Ashanti Region.
The suspect, William Cyril Cohen was spotted around the hospital premises on Monday (4 September), raising suspicion among some hospital staff who questioned his status at the facility. Sensing danger the suspect attempted to escape but was apprehended by the hospital’s internal security detail.
The Public Relations Officer of the hospital Mr Kwame Frimpong who confirmed the incident to Asaase News said the suspect has been handed over to the police CID to assist in investigations.
“Our Director of Nursing Services was going around and there is a lane between the accident Chest Clinic and Accident and Emergency Unit, and he had seen him with a backpack and a stethoscope. So, she wanted to know who he was, but he started walking away from her. And when it became apparent that he was trying to escape interrogation those who were there gave him a hot chase and he was arrested and has since been handed over to the police.”
“We are not sure that could be his name… He was found on our premises and not inside the hospital or any of our facilities. We want to sound a note of caution that this hospital is not for such characters if you come here our robust systems will fish you out and the law would deal with you”.
The suspect is currently at the Ashanti Central Police Command assisting police investigations.