The Ashaiman District Police is currently is currently investigating suspected stealing of facemask and other Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) by some nurses at the Ashaiman polyclinic
The case was officially reported by one Foster Bampoe, an opinion leader in the area, and a failed Assembly Member aspirant to the police after spotting the items being carted away from the facility.
At about 4 pm on Tuesday, May 12, 2023, the complaint said he saw one nurse carting some boxes believed to contain the items from a room in the hospital which is close to a container and started monitoring the development.
According to him, he suspected thievery and therefore started taking pictures and videoing the incident in order to have strong evidence to present to the police for investigations.
Foster told the police that the nurse who was doing the suspected deal after carting the face masks which were in boxes called an okada rider and took six of the boxes and gave them to him to send them to someone he called on the phone.
Continuing, he said he accosted the nurse and subjected him to queries but was fumbling and therefore reported the case to the police.
Whilst at the police station, three officials of the hospital came in and wanted to see the crime officer and the District Commander but the complaint insisted on being part of the meeting.
The items are currently in the custody of the police.