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Suhum abortion doctor jailed four years

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A 41 year-old quack doctor, David Darko, who has been operating an illegal abortion clinic at Suhum – 44 in the Eastern Region, has been jailed.

He was sentenced to four years imprisonment with hard labour on Monday, January 11, 2021.

The Suhum Circuit court, presided over by Diana Adu Asare, jailed Darko after he was found guilty of two counts of practicing medicine without authority and receiving money for the practice of medicine without authority.

The convict, known to be a ‘specialist’ was conducting unsafe abortions, which he is alleged to have practiced without the requisite professional qualification and certification for the past 10 years.

In 2017, the convict was declared wanted by the Suhum Police after several attempts to cause his arrest proved futile. David and his accomplices at the time escaped arrest when personnel of the Domestic Violence and Victims Support Unit (DOVVSU) stormed his facility to close it down.

He came back after a year to continue the illegal abortion activities on the blind side of the Police.

His arrest was made when some of the victims who suffered complications after the abortions reported the matter to the Police.

His facility is made up of two small rooms built with mud. Inside the rooms are small size beds, some cooking utensils, rags, and other materials. Also found in the room were abortion equipment and tools used by him.

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