CMS fire:12 officials interdicted

CMS fire:12 officials interdicted

A labourer, Samuel Dogbe, has been named as the one who deliberately set fire to the Central Medical Stores in January last year.


He is suspected to have been contracted by 12 officials at the stores to burn the place.

The motive was to destroy evidence of theft, fraud and irregularities in the allocation of medical supplies.

The Attorney General, Mrs Marietta Brew Appiah-Opong and the Minister of Health, Mr Alex Segbefia, made this known at a press conference in Accra on Friday

Dogbe is currently at large and the security officers are looking for him.

The GH¢200 million Central Medical Store located in Tema is a storage facility where Ghana's medical equipment and drugs are stored for onward distribution to health facilities across the country.

The fire was preceded by an investigation that had been initiated by the then Health Minister, Dr Kwaku Agyeman-Mensah into allegations of corrupt practices at the CMS.

The Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) had been tasked to investigate the theft.

In an attempt to destroy the evidence, the 12 officials are suspected to have contracted Dogbe to start the fire.

The 12 officials said to belong to a network behind the theft, fraud and irregularities in the distribution of medical suppliers have since been interdicted and are to be processed for prosecution.

They have been named as: Peter Ekow Gyimah, Alhaji Yusif Imua, Iddrisu Abdul Karim, Gifty Esi Mankata, Zeboat Doh and Ibrahim Laryea Amartey.

The others are Kwame Foli, Mathias Senayah, Victoria Ennin, Abdul Karim, James Benjamin Annan and Peter Aciaba Addah.

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