Police take over Tamale Teaching Hospital

The Northern Regional Police Command has taken over the Tamale Teaching Hospital hours after some youth the pro-NPP group, Kandahar boys, allegedly locked up the offices of the Chief Executive Dr.Akolbila and the administrator of the hospital. 

The incident which happened at about 11:00am Monday saw the CEO together with his visitors being asked to leave the office by the youth to be able to lock the offices.

Read: [Video] Irate youth lock up Tamale hospital; chase out CEO

The group is demanding that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo relief Dr. Akolbila of his post for over claims of “incompetence”.

The Regional Police Commander Timothy Bonga together with some senior officers visited the hospital for first hand information.

Regional Police Public Relations Officer DSP Yussif Tanko told TV3 a team of police personnel was dispatched to the hospital immediately information reached them but “they did not meet the youth in the hospital”.

He said the team confirmed the offices were locked up.

“We are yet to get the identity of the youth as we continue to investigate”, Yussif Tanko added.

Meanwhile the Kandahar boys have dissociate itself from the incident, indicating the information out there is “palpable falsehood and should be treated with the contempt it deserves”.

“We the Kandahar youth group of the NPP in Tamale is not aware of the besiege that took place at the Teaching Hospital and has absolutely no hands in it” a statement issued by the group’s secretary Umar Farouk said.

By Zubaida Ismail| TV3| Ghana

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