Friday, March 1, 2024

Fake Medical Doctor Apprehended for Impersonation and Fraud in Chawama Hospital Scam


The Kabwata police have successfully arrested an individual impersonating a medical doctor in connection with a fraudulent operation at Chawama Hospital. The suspect, identified as Dr. John Mulenga, was apprehended on November 24, 2023, at East Park Mall, and is currently in custody pending a court appearance.

The arrest follows a report filed by Irene Njovu, a 25-year-old resident of an unmarked house in Chilenje. Njovu reported the impersonation after experiencing gynecological complications and being introduced to the suspect by her husband, Joseph Mwale, aged 29.

According to the report, the suspect claimed to be Dr. John Mulenga, associated with an unknown residence in Chipata Compound. The imposter convinced Njovu to make an appointment for a medical operation, allegedly scheduled for November 24, 2023, at Chawama Hospital.

Before the supposed operation, the suspect collected K650 from Njovu for the medical procedure. However, suspicions arose just before the operation, leading to the discovery that the alleged medical practitioner was, in fact, an impersonator with no medical qualifications.

The police were alerted, and the suspect was swiftly apprehended at East Park Mall around 18:30 hours on the same day. The suspect is currently in police custody, awaiting formal charges and a court appearance.

Rae Hamoonga, the Police Public Relations Officer, emphasized the commitment of law enforcement to ensuring the safety and well-being of the public. He urged citizens to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activities to the police promptly.

The case serves as a stark reminder for individuals to verify the credentials of healthcare professionals and seek medical services from recognized and authorized institutions to safeguard their health and well-being.


  1. A tleast it’s just a K650 ($40), and not $400,000 fraudulent from Ba Easter.
    Or the fraudulent Frank Tayali, K400,000 for a policeman point a thing at him.

  2. Tell us something new fake Drs, Fake Policemen collecting lunch money, Fake Zesco employees staking out houses to rob, Fake council workers selling plots that’
    s enough for now

  3. This is order of day under f00Iish ichilemas govt. People are suffering and desperate that they risk it all for money. Eeembwa ni hh

    • @Kaizar “Kanyenga-Nyoko” Zulu: So the fact that you are a fugitive from Zambian law, is also the fault of HH? The fact you were arrested by the police in 2017, when Edgar “Johnathan Mutawire” Lungu was president, was the fault of HH? This in spite the fact that you were sleeping with prostitutes alone, and were arrested for it

    • @Kaizar “Kanyenga-Nyoko” Zulu: The fact that Zambians are suffering because the Pilfering Fakas party chewed the US $3.8 billion Zambia had in the bank when they came to power, borrowed US $31 billion more, and chewed it, leaving Zambia having to pay all of its GDP to service the date, and being forced to eliminate subsidies on every, is the fault of HH?

  4. Remnants of PF rogues and lots of them are stuck with Land Cruisers, VXs, Jeeps etc after defying RATSA orders. They cant be sold or hired not even driven on public roads in the day. Methodical cramping. Illegality days are over and this fugitive by the name Kaiser Zulu will soon be caged – crying political repression.

  5. 92% of Zambians are actively involved in scamming, impersonating and coming people. This case of a fake doctor is not on its own. Recently we here at the court premises in Lusaka exposed a person by the name of John Kumwenda. He has adapted a habit of cheating people by presenting himself as a lawyer. Zambia has become the second Nigeria in Africa. Then there is another notorious scammer called Cain Mbaale. He imposes himself as a businessman and convinces victims with fake websites such Trachmans tractors bv from South Africa.

  6. I hope you will follow this story upand inform us of all the legal developments. As citizens we rely on Mass Media for information that can make us wary

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