Three employees of the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital in the Upper East Region have been detained by the police for allegedly stealing boxes of various medications.
The suspects have been named as hospital storekeeper Raheem Fasilat, 48, a 33-year-old assistant dispensary officer named Bridget Noeyelle, and a 33-year-old chauffeur named Raymond Asoke.
The arrests were made as a result of a regional police operation that was intelligence-driven.
On August 4, 2023, Mr. Asoke was first caught when he was seen moving cartons of medication from an unmarked residence into a saloon with the license plate GE 1532-21.
Asoke made an attempt to flee after being discovered in the act, but a group of police officers responding to a tip swiftly nabbed him.
Twelve cartons of various medications were discovered after the car was searched.
22 more cartons of medication were found at the premises after more inquiry.
He brought up Noeyelle and Fasilat during questioning, which resulted in their arrests.
The accused will be hauled before the court to face legal procedures and are now in police custody.
For the past two years, the hospital has experienced a recurrent problem with medicine theft, but prior efforts to catch the offenders had been fruitless.
more research is being conducted to find any more co-conspirators and to ascertain the purpose of the thefts.