A 25-year-old unemployed man was yesterday
arrested for allegedly posing as a medical
student doing his housemanship at the Korle
Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra.
The fake doctor, identified as Ibrahim
Nurudeen, was arrested while he was in an
apparel with an embroidery of the Korle Bu
Teaching Hospital logo on it and was busy
attending to patients at the Surgical Block of
About 10 a.m. yesterday, a source at the
hospital said, private security personnel at the
facility who had been monitoring Nurudeen’s
movements for the past one month
approached and arrested him when they
found out that he was not a medical student.
The source said Nurudeen had, for the past
one month, been seen at the Surgical Block,
sometimes attending to patients or sitting
busily behind his laptop.
“He usually chats with personnel at the wards
and the security post and is very friendly,” it
The source said the security personnel were
put on high alert when the workers at the
Surgical Block started reporting of missing
money, laptops and mobile phones.
“This morning, one of the security personnel
approached Nurudeen while he was moving
from one ward to another and was using the
lift to the fifth floor. The security man asked
him if he was a medical student and he
answered in the affirmative, but he could not
produce his identification card when he was
asked to do so,” it said.
When the security personnel asked him to
follow them to the Administration Block,
Nurudeen pleaded with them to let him go, as
he was not a medical student as earlier
Before he was handed over to the Korle Bu
Police, Nurudeen broke down in tears and
told the Daily Graphic that he had graduated
from the University of Ghana in 2013 with a
degree in Agriculture.
“I have been unemployed since, but since I
had always had a passion for medicine, I felt
like practising it to have a feel of it,” said
Nurudeen, who claimed to have obtained his
apparel from a friend whom he failed to
“I am really disappointed in myself. I am
sorry,” he said.