Awutu Bereku District Police Command has apprehended a 52- year-old man, identified as King David for allegedly selling shea butter as a Covid-19 preventive cream.
Reports indicate he was arrested while transacting business at Awutu Bereku in the Awutu Senya West District of the Central region.
King David had packed dozens of the cream in a blue-black vehicle branded with a coronavirus preventive cream sticker.
Witnesses and buyers revealed that they were confused after King David told them it could cure the deadly novel coronavirus.
“We were excited when he told us the cream, being sold for GH¢ 5.00, could cure the disease just by applying on your body after eating, so many of us rushed for it,” one said.
They said upon opening the container after purchase, they realized it was mere Shea butter.
Meanwhile, the Awutu Bereku District Police Commander, Superintendent Joshua Semanyo has confirmed the incident to Kasapa News Yaw Boagyan, adding that they’ll soon haul him to court.
“We had information that a herbal medicine practitioner is selling COVID 19 medication so we went and found out that it’s fake so we arrested him. We will soon arraign him before court. We are urging those who have bought the said medicine to return it immediately.”