A SUSPECTED bogus doctor accused of operating without a licence and qualification certificates, has been further remanded after the State witnesses, all of them police officers, were said to be committed on election duties.
Praiser Gillian Dube (38) of Pumula South was not asked to plead to the charge when he appeared before Bulawayo magistrate Gladmore Mushove, who further remanded him to August 6 for trial.
He is out of custody on $100 bail.
Prosecutor Sheppard Nhamburo told the court that on July 4, detectives from the Criminal Investigations Department Drugs and Narcotics section in Bulawayo received information that Dube was masquerading as a medical doctor and carryng out abortions.
He was then contacted by an informer and they arranged he perform an abortion on her.
It is the State’s case that Dube allegedly demanded $20 from the informer for medical pills meant for the abortion.
She was advised by Dube that she would pay the rest of the expenses after the abortion had been conducted.
Dube is alleged to have left her at the supermarket and gone to look for pills.
He took the informer to a surgery along Main Street where he took her into a room where the abortion was to be conducted using misoprost tablets.
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