April 24, 2024

The police in Bolgatanga have arrested three persons for allegedly stealing boxes of medicines from the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital, Bolgatanga, and attempting to cart the drugs away in a car.

The three suspects, Raymond Asoke,36, Noeyelle Bridget,33, and Raheem Fasilat,48, are currently in police custody as investigations continue.

According to the police,” Suspect Raymond Asoke, a driver at the Regional hospital Bolgatanga was arrested on 4th August, 2023 when he was monitored loading boxes of medicines from a certain unmarked house into a saloon car with registration No. GE 1532 -21.

A search in the car led to the retrieval of Twelve (12) boxes of various medicines. The search was extended into the house where twenty-two (22) additional boxes containing various kinds of medicines were discovered and retrieved.

Further investigation led to the arrest of suspect Noeyelle Bridget, the Assistant Dispensary Officer at the hospital’s pharmacy and suspect Raheem Fasilat, the Regional storekeeper at the Regional hospital who has admitted to giving the boxes of medicines to the driver.”

The Regional Hospital has in recent times been bedeviled with drug shortages as well as shortages of other consumables. Following the arrest of the suspects, many are of the view that stealing of medicines is rampant in the hospital and this exacerbates the inadequate medicines supplied by the Government.

Source: MyNewsGh.com

 

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