Tamale Teaching Hospital Attack: Four Arrested Kandahar Boys Freed

The four members of the pro-NPP group Kandahar Boys arrested in a swoop Wednesday for allegedly driving out and locking the offices the chief executive of the Tamale Teaching Hospital in the Northern Region have been set free.

A screening of the four who were arrested at the Kandahar Boys base at Aboako in Tamale established that they were not part of the youth group that carried out Monday’s attack which has widely been condemned and caused workers to strike.

The chief executive Dr. David Akolblia was invited by the Regional Police Command to assist in the screening exercise, the Regional Crime Officer, ASP Peprah revealed Wednesday night.

Dr. Akolblia was chased out of the Hospital on Monday, August 13 by some youth group, which included some known members of the Kandahar Boys.

He has since Tuesday returned to post amidst heavy police presence at the hospital premises to ensure his safety as well as staff of the hospital.

But doctors and nurses have also embarked on a strike action, demanding stringent measures to ensure their safety and also to bring the perpetrators to book before they will resume work.

Meanwhile, one Baba Alhassan, said to be leader of the group who the Police say granted media interviews aftermath the incident, has been declared wanted.

Region Police PRO DSP Yussif Tanko told journalists Wednesday afternoon that Alhassan is currently on the run, stating the Police went to his house but did not find him.

He has consequently asked him to report himself to the Police to assist in their investigation into the matter.

Source: 3News

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