One Nabbed Over SDA Hospital Attack

Amin Yakubu
Amin Yakubu, 26, a former student of Business College, has been arrested in connection with the incident that happened at the Tamale Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital last Monday when some youth attacked the facility.

He was arraigned before the Tamale District Magistrate Court presided over by Augustin Essah yesterday.

The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, told DAILY GUIDE that Naa Dakpema Dawuni, the Chief of Tamale, was told the suspect was involved in the incident and that he then invited him to his palace and had him arrested and handed over to the police.

According to ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, there are four other suspects who are currently on the run and the police will ensure that they are brought to book.

Meanwhile Amin Yakubu has been remanded in police custody to reappear in court on 12th November, 2015. He has been charged with causing unlawful damage, unlawful entry and assault.

It would be recalled that nurses on duty at the Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Hospital in Tamale were attacked by some youth of Changli in the Tamale Metropolis, forcing management to discharge all patients on admission and temporarily close down the facility.

An eyewitness at the hospital told DAILY GUIDE that at about 8:30pm on Monday, two young men, who were spotted making a phone call close to one of the wards, were asked by a nurse on duty to move outside the facility because of the distraction they were causing.

He narrated that what the nurse said rather seemed to have infuriated the young men and they hurled expletives at the nurse.

The security man on duty, sensing danger, used all means to throw the men out of the facility.

Some minutes after they were thrown out, a group of young men from Changli, led by the two men, came in and attacked the nurses on duty, tearing their uniforms apart and subjecting them to severe beatings.

ASP Ebenezer Tetteh told DAILY GUIDE that the youth had left the facility at the time police personnel arrived at the scene but assured residents that there was total calm.

The Dakpema Naa expressed shock at the conduct of the youth and urged the police to look for persons responsible for the reprehensible act and bring them to book.

FROM Kombat Eric, Tamale

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