Police in the Northern Regional capital, Tamale, have arrested the suspended member of the governing New Patriotic Party (NPP) Baba Alhassan after he led attack on the Chief Executive Officer of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Dr David Zaawumya Kolbila.
The Medical Officer was on Monday thrown out of his office by alleged members of the pro NPP Vigilante group, Kandahar Boys who accused him of engaging in corrupt practices.
The arrest comes a day after four suspects were arrest but subsequently released over lack of evidence to prosecute them.
In an interview with Kasapa News, Thursday, the Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Commander, DSP Mohammed Tanko stated that Baba Alhassan who orchestrated the whole act was picked up in his house is currently being cautioned by investigators and is likely to be charged with offensive conduct, unlawful entry and assault.
He added that, the Police is picking up some leads and will effect more arrests based on credible information available to them.
Doctors, Nurses and Midwives at the Tamale Teaching Hospital (TTH) embarked on a strike action following the attack by the vigilante group.
Despite the arrest of the suspect, the medical staff have refused to call of their strike.
They claim though the arrest is good news, that’s not enough to get them back to work.
Secretary of the Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, Ibrahim Busagri in an interview with Kasapa News stated that they demand the prosecution of suspects, establishment of a police post to assure them of their safety before they return to work.
“Let us see something concrete being done because our fear is that we told you time and again this is not the first or second time such incident is happening and if we don’t do anything such impudence will continue and our lives will continue to be at risk.
“We want the suspects to apologize to the CEO, the patients and the staff for causing them so much fear and panic with their reprehensible action. Our lives are important just as the patients”