NDC Serial Callers For Court

Police will this week haul Yahuza Fusheini alias Yahoyaho, a known National Democratic Congress (NDC) serial caller, and five other accomplices before court to answer provisional charges of stealing and possession of stolen items. The suspect, who was being sought by the police last week after some stolen items were found in his uncompleted building, surrendered to the police a day after the discovery. He was however granted police inquiry bail along with one other person whose identity the police have withheld until investigations into the matter are over. Four others believed to be workers of the Ministry of Health and prime suspects in the earlier disappearance of 100 bags of rice and 480 cartons of cooking oil will also be charged, according to the police. It will be recalled that police in Tamale placed the NDC activist on their wanted list for his alleged involvement in theft of assorted drugs and equipment belonging to the Ministry of Health. Mr. Fusheini is alleged to have, with the connivance of his accomplices, stolen the items from the Tamale medical stores and concealed them in his new house which was still under construction. Daily Guide's sources revealed that the quantity of items and drugs retrieved from the uncompleted house were worth several thousands of Ghana cedis. According to the police, they acted upon a tip-off that the suspect was hiding quantities of assorted drugs and medical equipment at his residence at South Lamashegu, a suburb of the metropolis. Upon visiting the scene, it was realized that the building was under construction but one of the rooms had been sealed, suggesting that it was being occupied. Police indicated that Mr. Fusheini was called to meet the police at the scene, but he told them he was out of town and therefore could not honour their request. The Assemblyman of the area, Abu Takoro, was consequently called to the scene to enable the police break into the room. When the police finally entered the room, they discovered the stolen items, which were immediately carted to the police station. Personnel of the Tamale Teaching Hospital, including the matron, who were also called to the scene, confirmed that the items were from the medical stores where drugs and other medical equipment were kept. Some of the items included a medium sized polytank, packs of BCG Syringes, insulin syringes for diabetic patients, ice packs, bandages, weighing scales, amoxicillin powder, water for injections, bandages and a wheel chair. The items have since been returned to the Regional Health Directorate.