The Medical Superintendent of the New Abirem Government Hospital, Dr Alexander Osei Bonsu, is in police grips for allegedly stealing medical equipment valued at GH¢50,000 belonging to the Hospital.
Police intercepted the equipment as they were reportedly being transported to a private facility that the said medical superintendent was operating.
Police Superintendent Emmanuel Amoah of the New Abirem District Command, confirmed his arrest to the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
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According to him, the suspect has been granted bail pending further investigations.
Members of the neighbourhood watch committee received information that the medical items had been loaded into a Nissan pick-up, belonging to the hospital at about 4:00 am on Sunday.
They subsequently alerted the police and the driver of the vehicle was arrested. The driver said he was sent by the Medical Superintendent to transport the materials to his private facility.