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2 doctors, others arrested for baby harvesting and human trafficking

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Two medical doctors, four nurses, two social workers, two mothers and a traditional birth attendant have been nabbed by the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) for baby harvesting and human trafficking at some health centers in Accra.

They were arrested in a joint operation by EOCO and the Ghana Medical and Dental Council in December 2020 at the Ridge Hospital and the Tema General Hospital.

Addressing the media, Executive Director of EOCO, COP Retired Frank Adu-Poku said the suspects have currently been granted bail pending further investigations.

“As a result of these investigations, two medical doctors, two social workers, four nurses, two mothers and one traditional birth attendant have been arrested so far and are on bail pending further investigations. We currently have in our possession two baby boys who were bought as a result of the operation.”

Two baby boys were sold at a price of GHS30,000 and GHS 28,000 respectively by the suspects in the process.

Here is the full statement:

Source: Ghana Waves

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