KATH Staff For Court Over Missing Baby

The Ashanti Regional Minister, Hon Eric Poku, who made the disclosure, stated that the staff (whose name he refused to give) would soon be arraigned before court.

Speaking at a press conference in Kumasi on Sunday, the Minister said four people who have been arrested in connection with a mob attack at KATH have been remanded to reappear before court on February 25.

Hon Opoku stated that REGSEC had charged the BNI, Ghana Police Service and the National Security Liaison officer in the region to investigate the circumstances that led to the missing of the dead baby at KATH.

He added that the security agents have also been tasked to investigate and arrest all culprits in the brutal attack on the medical doctors and nurses at the KATH last week, so that the law would deal with them.

The Minister condemned the bloody attack on the KATH staff, stressing that REGSEC would not allow lawlessness to flourish in the region, warning the people to respect the law.

He assured that security had been beefed up at KATH to avert a possible attack on the hospital’s staff and appealed passionately to the staff who are currently on strike to return to work.

The Minister promised that REGSEC was on top of the security situation in the area, so he urged the people to go about their legal activities without any iota of fear.

He cautioned that anybody that would be apprehended by the security agencies for trying to breach the laws would not go scot free but would be dealt according to the law.

Hon Opoku admonished the media to be circumspect in their reportage, pointing out that sensational reportage on the part of journalists has the tendency of sparking mob action.

The press conference held at the RCC on Sunday, was attended by Deputy Ashanti Regional Minister, Samuel Yaw Adusei, KATH CEO, Prof Ohene Adjei, KMA Boss Kojo Bonsu and security capos in the region.

Prof Ohene Adjei on his part assured of KATH’s readiness to assist the security agencies to get to the bottom of the circumstances that led to the missing dead baby at the hospital.

Although he admitted that indeed the still born baby could not be located at the hospital, he flatly debunked media reports that baby theft was rampant at the hospital.

Prof Adjei reiterated the hospital’s stance saying, ‘The missing baby was dead when it was born’ promising that the hospital’s management would corporate to get to the bottom of the issue.

He condemned the brutal attack on the hospital’s staff by the Zongo youth.

He, therefore, appealed passionately to striking doctors and nurses at the hospital to return to work, assuring that the place was now conducive for them to work in peace.

 FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi

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