Plumber remanded for destroying medical equipment

A 21-year-old plumber, who allegedly destroyed medical equipment and other items at the Apatrapa Government Health Centre, in the Kwadaso Municipality, in Ashanti region, has been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court.

Issah Mahama was said to have been infuriated by what he claimed was the slow process of the nurse on duty, to provide care for his brother, who was at the facility for medical attention on December 31, last year.

Mahama in the process, damaged a thermometer gun, weighing scale, a monitor, a hospital bed, two plastic chairs, four doors and other items, belonging to the health facility.

Mahama, who pleaded guilty to the charges, would reappear before the court, to be presided by Nana Brew, for sentence on January 13, this year.

Police Detective Chief Inspector Francis Opoku told the court that the complainant was a nurse at the Apatrapa Government Health Centre.

The court heard that Mahama, together with others, took his brother to the health facility for medical attention.

Chief InspOpoku said while the nurse was in the process of gathering records on Mahama’s brother,he (Mahama) became angry because according to him the process was too slow.

Chief InspOpoku said Mahamadestroyed the equipment and items of the facility, and the police at Tanoso police arrested the suspect. -GNA

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