Fake doctor arrested in Zambia

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A 29 YEAR OLD man of Lusaka has been detained after he allegedly personated being a medical doctor.

Joseph Mwale who was using the name Dr John Mulenga was detained after he obtained K650 from a couple of Lusaka with a view to operate on the women who experienced a gynaecological complication.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Mwale made an appointment to operate on the woman at Chawama Hospital after obtaining from her money amounting to K650.

He said it was before the operation that it was discovered that the alleged person was not a doctor.

“Kabwata police received a report of Impersonation from Irene Njovu aged 25 of unmarked house number in Chilenje who reported that there was a person who was impersonating to be a medical doctor using the names of Dr John Mulenga of unknown house number in Chipata Compound who she was introduced to by her husband Joseph Mwale aged 29,” Mr Hamoonga said.

He said the suspect was apprehended on November 24,2023 around 18:30 hours at East park mall and is in custody awaiting to appear before court.


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