The 25-year old lady who was shot by police at the Karimenga snap checkpoint has been discharged from the Upper East Regional Hospital. The relatives have taken her to Diare Health Centre in Kukua in the North East Region.
This is because the Ghana Police Service and the administrators of the Upper East Regional Hospital remain cagey and reluctant in the release of information to the family.
This is according to the brother of the victim, Godwin Wuni. He said this when he spoke on A1 Radio’s Day Break Upper East Show, Friday, May 20, 2022.
“We rushed her to Diare. We had information from renowned people that [the bullet] can be removed without going through surgery. The family decided that we should go there and have the bullet removed,” Mr Wuni said.
He said when the cost that would be incurred at the health facility was communicated to the Upper East Regional Command of the Ghana Police Service, the family was rebuffed.
“The Regional Police Commander told me not to call on his line again. [He said] if I needed anything, I should call on his boys. So I called on his ASP and he said he had no final say and what did I want them [the police] to do? I said you [the police] should have taken the cost because you did the shooting. He said the cost, especially coming to Diare, is our decision that we have taken, so we should not expect them to do something, particularly, talking about finances,” he said.
Mr. Wuni, audibly distraught about the situation, added that the police reminded him that his community members had destroyed the police checkpoint and so there was no way the police could take up the cost of treating the injured woman.
Mr Wuni claimed that while the family had initially wanted a transfer letter from the doctor treating his relative so as to receive treatment at other health facilities, the doctor on several occasions refused to meet with the family.
“If I hear that the Doctor is in and I want to see him, they block me and I would not want to wait until it is too late to save my sister,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Ghana Police Service has still refused to comment on the matter. When the production team of the Day Break Upper East Show reached out to the PRO of the Upper East Regional Police Command, ASP David Fianko-Okyere, he insisted that there were no more updates to give.
It would however be recalled that while speaking on Dreamz Fm’s State of Our Nation, ASP Fianko-Okyere said the two on the motorbike were shot at because they were suspected criminal elements.
Source: A1radioonline.com|101.1MHz|Mark Kwasi Ahumah Smith|Ghana