A medical doctor at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) has allegedly been defrauded ¢160,000 by one Abubakari Musah under the ploy of getting him a promotion in the institution.

The doctor, (name withheld) paid the amount with the hope of becoming the next Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of TTH.

Musah, who is reported to be a trusted friend to the victim, swayed his friend into believing that he had links to get him promoted, thus managed to get him to part with the money but the promotion did not happen, Graphic.com.gh reports.

The doctor upon realising he has been swindled lodged a complaint with the police who have begun investigations into the issue and are on a manhunt for Musah.

In an interview with the Northern Regional Crime Officer, Superintendent  Kwabena Otuo Acheampong, he indicated that after several months of searching for Musah, the police have secured a bench warrant from the Tamale Circuit Court for his arrest.

He, therefore, appealed to the general public to assist the police to apprehend the accused person who is believed to be hiding in Tamale or Accra.

Although the Crime Officer refused to give details of the case, he said arresting the accused person would enable the police to put him before the court to answer the charge of defrauding by false pretenses.

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Upon further investigation by the Daily Graphic, it was confirmed that the complainant in the case, indeed, is a medical doctor at the TTH, whereas Abubakari Musah who was formerly with the National Security set-up got dismissed for allegedly engaging in fraudulent activities.

Musah is alleged to have contacted the medical doctor that he could help facilitate his appointment as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the TTH.

The source said the accused, during his encounter with the complainant, told him that he had links within the government and could, therefore, help him secure the position of CEO.

Based on that, the doctor is alleged to have started parting with various sums of monies amounting to ¢160,000 in his bid to secure the position of the CEO.

After some time when the complainant realised that there was no headway in getting the promotion or his money back, he became suspicious and lodged a complaint with the police.

Musah, by then had fled the town.