• E/R: Hospital detains girl over abortion fee

    A 17-year-old girl has been detained by a clinic In Koforidua in the Eastern region for failing to pay for an abortion service conducted on her by the facility.

    The Cosmas Demien Clinic is holding the teenager for her inability to pay the sum of GHC490 for the illegal operation.

    The clinic has also seized a police enquiry form seeking investigations into the conduct of a supposed quack doctor operating in the region, Starr News’ Kojo Ansah has reported.

    The girl was rushed to the clinic at the verge of death after reportedly patronizing the services of an alleged fake abortion doctor operating in the Krobo community.

    She was discharged on Monday but her father failed to raise the bill even after selling his two goats. The troubled parent even went ahead to lease his farm land but still could not make the money.

    Medical director at the hospital Dr. Demien Akwetey, has said until the entire bill is paid by the family, the girl will not be released.

    According to Kojo Ansah, the detention of the teenager is making it difficult for the Police to investigate the matter involving the quack doctor.

    Source: Ghana/StarrFMonline.com/103.5FM/Kojo Ansah

  • Two arrested police officers escape

    The three escaped at Nkawkaw when they were being transferred to Koforidua, the Eastern regional capital.

    Sources say the suspects were able to flee when the vehicle transferring them stopped to refill at a fuel station in Nkawkaw.

    The three were suspected on August 15, 2016, after an attack of a GCB Bank bullion van at Maame Krobo in the Afram Plains South District of the Eastern Region.

    The incident led to the death of the driver of the van. Another police officer who was escorting the vehicle was also wounded in the attack.

    The bullion van, however, had no money in it at the time of the attack.

    SOURCE: Mildred Europa Taylor

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