Two accused of stealing blood at Korle Bu granted GHC20,000 bail

The two were picked up at the surgical ward around 2am on Saturday (22 May) for allegedly stealing pints of blood meant for various surgical procedures

Two persons accused of stealing several pints of blood at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra have been put before the Adjabeng District Court.

Kwabena Adu Twum and Wilfred Tortsie, charged with conspiracy and stealing, pleaded not guilty.

The court presided over by Nana Adwoa Serwa Adonteng admitted the accused persons bail in the sum of GHS20,000 with two sureties each after their lawyer had argued out for bail.

The court further ordered the accused persons to report every Wednesday to the Police.

The matter has been adjourned to 12 July 2021.

Meanwhile, the police have informed the court that efforts were underway to pursue additional leads on the matter.

On 22 May this year, two persons were arrested by security officials at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital for stealing blood.
The suspects were picked at the surgical ward while they attempted to steal “several” pints of blood.

A statement issued by the public relations unit of the hospital said on Saturday 22 May 2021, this year said, “The activities of the group came to the attention of the security on a tip-off. They then mounted surveillance that eventually led to the arrest of the suspects this morning around 2 am”, the statement explained.

The hospital said the arrest was done through a special operation.

It urged staff of the facility to be vigilant about their environment while on duty.

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