The suspect, who identified herself as Beatrice
Gyasi, a resident of Klagon in Accra, was seen
at the Maternity Ward playing with babies
while their mothers were asleep.
In some cases, the mothers had left their
babies in her care to use the washroom.
A source at the 37 Military Hospital told the
Daily Graphic that the woman in the nurse's
uniform had been able to gain access to the
Maternity Ward because she was in a nurses'
It said after some other nurses had seen her
around, they questioned whether or not she
was a member of staff, since they had not seen
According to the source, she answered in the
affirmative and claimed that she had just been
posted from the Winneba Nurses Training
College (Winneba NTC) to the 37 Military
However, after a while the muses and senior
officers at the ward became suspicious when
they realised she was not undertaking any
specific assignment but was only playing with
The source said when the suspect was further
questioned, she claimed she was a nursing
mother who was there to feed a baby.
She, however, could not tell whose baby she
was to feed or where the baby was.
The nurses, therefore, examined her breast to
find out if she was truly a nursing mother but
found out that she did not have breast milk.
She was arrested and handed over to the
At the Cantonments Police Station, the police
confirmed to the Daily Graphic that a woman
had been brought there from the 37 Military
Hospital for posing as a nurse and a report
was filed that she was suspected to be a baby
During interrogation, she told the police that
she was enrolled at the Winneba NTC for one-
and-a- half years but had to abandon the
course when she became pregnant.
The police said she was detained at the La
Police Station, since the Cantonments Station
did not have a female cell.
The Cantonments Police later granted the
'nurse' bail, since she was a nursing mother.
The 'nurse' was asked to report herself to the
police station and she had since obliged.