Plumber jailed 1 year for destroying medical equipment

A 21-year-old plumber, who destroyed medical equipment at the Apatrapa Health Centre in the Kwadaso Municipality, has been sentenced to one year imprisonment by the Nkawie circuit court in the Ashanti Region.

 Issah Mahamah was also ordered to pay GH¢10,640.00 to defray the cost of the damaged equipment.

 Police Detective Chief Inspector Francis Opoku told the court, presided over by Nana Brew that the complainant was a nurse at the Apatrapa Health centre.

He said Mahamah took his brother to the facility for treatment.

Chief Insp. Opoku said while the nurse on duty was preparing an OPD card for the patient, the convict, who claimed the process was slow, became angry.

 In a fit of anger, the convict damaged the thermometer gun, weighing scale, a monitor, a hospital bed, two plastic chairs, 15 yards of nurses’ clothes, four doors and other items.

Mahamah was arrested by the Tanoso police and in his caution statement he admitted the offence. -GNA

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