Four persons suspected to have been part of the group that attacked the Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH),
Dr. David Zaawumya Akolbila on Monday have been arrested by the police .
They were picked following a joint military and police operation.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP),
“We managed to round up four persons, for
“The police have also located the home of Alhaji Baba Alhassan, the young man captured in a video speaking on behalf of the group, we went to his house but he was not around. Efforts are been made to get him arrested to help in the investigation” he added.
Some members of ‘Kandahar’ Boys, youth group last Monday locked out Dr Akolbila on allegations that he was incompetent and corrupt.
Since Dr Akolbila was not in the office when the group arrived, the group chased out his secretary, after which they locked up the offices and took the keys with them.
A letter from the group claimed that the CEO had awarded contracts to seven companies he owned and operated.
It further alleged that “Dr Akolbila is in bed with the procurement officer and contracts are trafficked on a daily basis in the hospital”.
The letter also claimed that the CEO had issued threats to staff who complained about his management style.
Following the attack, doctors, nurses and midwives of the hospital on Tuesday laid down their tools in solidarity with
The strike by the health workers is impeding health care delivery at the facility as patients who reported at the major referral centre on Wednesday were left stranded at the Out Patient Department (OPD) and on the verandas of the facility.
A closed-door meeting with members of the Northern Regional Security Council (REGSEC) and the leadership of the staff over the strike, which was aimed at persuading them to go back to work ended
At the meeting, Graphic Online gathered the
They insisted unless their security concerns at the hospital were addressed by REGSEC, they will not call off the strike.