By Joseph Milton Lebbie………………………………..
The storekeeper at the Moyamba Government Hospital, Jusu Kpakiwa, is reported to have gone into hiding after Police seized fifty two cartons of drugs carted away from the hospital allegedly on his orders.
According to the Investigating Officer at the Moyamba Police, Ishmail Baryoh, the drugs were apprehended at the Moyamba lorry park on the 31st March this year in the possession of a petty trader, Fatmata Sankoh who is now in Police custody helping with investigations.
In an interview, Baryoh told the Global Times that an ambulance driver, Gibrilla Kamara, has also been arrested and detained following reports that he drove the ambulance that took the drugs from the hospital store to the house of the storekeeper.
The Investigating Officer furthered that the driver admitted that he was instructed by the storekeeper to take the drugs from the store to his (the storekeeper’s) house.
He continued that the petty trader, when interviewed, said the drugs were sold to him by the storekeeper, adding that the Security Officer also told the Police that he saw the drugs being loaded into the ambulance and taken away but was told by the driver that they were being carried to the District Health Management Team.
The impounded drugs are now in Police custody as exhibit and they include Free Health Care drugs.
Meanwhile, the Medical Superintendent, Dr. Jongopie, has yet refused to talk to the press but Global Times has reliably gathered that he was out of his station in Moyamba when the drugs were stolen from the store.