Police have arrested two quack doctors for allegedly carrying out illegal abortions in Accra, Ghana’s capital.
The two suspects, one Dr. Joseph Amamoo and Dr. Richard Nii Ayi, were said to have been operating at private hospital in Accra. They were arrested after a police raid on the facility.
The police reportedly seized medical supplies and equipment that were being used to carry out the illegal abortions.
Abortion is illegal in Ghana except in cases where the mother’s life is at risk. Despite this, many women still turn to quack doctors for abortions due to the stigma associated with the procedure.
The arrests come at a time when the Ghanaian government is attempting to crack down on illegal abortion providers. In recent years, there have been several high-profile cases of women dying from botched abortions, leading to increased pressure on authorities to take action.
The two doctors are currently in police custody and are expected to face criminal charges. If convicted, they could face up to three years in prison. The case highlights the need for better access to safe and legal abortions in Ghana.
The government must take steps to ensure women are aware of their rights and that they have access to safe, legal and affordable abortions. It is also important that the government cracks down on quack doctors who are preying on vulnerable women.
Such individuals must be brought to justice and prevented from carrying out illegal activities. Only by taking such steps can the government ensure the safety of women in Ghana and protect them from the risks of illegal abortions.