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Spokesman for youth vigilante group that invaded TTH in the firm grips of police


Police in the northern region on Thursday morning arrested Mr Baba Alhassan, the individual who spoke to the media on Monday after the acting CEO of the Tamale Teaching Hospital was marched out of his office.

Mr. Alhassan’s address to the media justifying the rambo style removal of the acting TTH boss went viral on social media angering many residents.

He was subsequently declared wanted by the police which led to his arrest and is currently with the police to face about three charges. Police authorities say he will also assist them  in their further investigations.

His arrest comes barely 24 hours the arrest of four young men who were later released on what the police said was enquiry bail. According to police, Mr Alhassan will be charge with assault, unlawful entry and offensive conduct.

Mr. Alhassan’s arrest follows several professional health workers bodies tendering in their withdrawal of service letters to management and government over the continued attack on the facility by lawless youth affiliated with political parties.

The latest to withdraw their service at TTH was the Ghana Association of Certified Registered Anesthetists. A statement signed by the national president, Mr.Jacob Wumbei and vice secretary, Mr. Frederic Kwame Kponsah, said the association cannot continue work with the lawless youth attacks. 

The anesthetists put down four demands to wit: that the government reinstate the CEO, arrest and prosecute the perpetrators of the lawless act, restore calm and a peaceful working environment and ensure safety and security of all CRAs in TTH.

But as the pressure continues to mount on the police to make some arrests, manhunt for  the perpetrators has intensified.

Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, told the media that the command arrested Mr. Alhassan at his residence today. Barring any political interference, he will be arraigned before court, the PRO said.


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