An alleged baby trafficking syndicate has been busted by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and the Medical and Dental Council after an investigation.
According to the Executive Director of EOCO, Frank Adu Poku, the buying and selling of babies has been on the radar of the crime office for a while and has so far resulted in the arrested of at least 10 suspects.
These suspects are said to be doctors, nurses, social welfare workers, traditional birth attendants and mothers who operated in various hospitals in the Greater Accra Region.
“Medical and Dental Council and Economic and Organised Crime Office have been investigating the activities of some medical practitioners and other individuals who were suspected to be engaging in an illegal act of baby harvesting and human trafficking.
“As a result of this investigation, two doctors, four nurses, two social welfare workers, a traditional birth attendant and two mothers have been arrested so far,” he stated.
Source: Joy News