Damango: Nurse remanded for raping Italian tourist

BY: Samuel Duodu

The Tamale District Court One on Monday, April 9, 2018 remanded into police custody the 28-year-old nurse of the Damongo Government Hospital said to have raped a patient who was on admission at the health facility.

The suspect, whose plea was not taken would reappear in the court presided over by Mr Anthony Asaah on April 26, 2018.

He was remanded to enable the police conclude their investigations into the incident.

The nurse was arrested after a complaint was lodged by the victim, a 24-year Italian national who was on a tourist expedition in the West Gonja District.

The matter was then transferred from the Damango Police station to the Regional Headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Tamale.

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According to the Police, the incident according to the complainant happened on Friday, April 6, 2018 at about 4.00 am in a private ward of the hospital.

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The complainant said she was rushed to the hospital at about 11:50 pm the previous day suffering from malaria.

She said the suspect approached her and told her the hospital had a private ward if she would like to take it and she agreed, adding that she got up at dawn and managed to make it to the washroom and on her return, she found it difficult to climb back on to the bed and the suspect came around to assist her onto the bed.

The complainant said the suspect sat by her side and started touching her but she was too weak to resist and that suddenly the suspect took her breast into his mouth, removed her panties and had unprotected sex with her.

The police said the suspect was arrested by the Damango police to assist in investigations.