One more person arrested in connection with stealing and selling COVID-19 vaccines

One more person arrested in connection with stealing and selling COVID-19 vaccines

- One more person has been apprehended in Accra for allegedly stealing and selling Covid-19 vaccine

- Lord Pabitey joined some other three accused persons who were earlier arrested

- They stole 36 and 26 vials of the vaccine respectively

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One more person has been apprehended in Accra for allegedly stealing and selling Covishield vaccine, belonging to the state.

Lord Pabitey, a Disease Control Officer of the La Bawalashie Polyclinic, on Friday, joined the other three accused persons who were earlier arrested.

The court is yet to take the plea of the accused persons. They are to reappear on April 1, 2021.

One more person arrested in connection with stealing and selling COVID-19 vaccines
One more person arrested in connection with stealing and selling COVID-19 vaccines
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YEN.com.gh earlier reported that three people have been arrested for their alleged involvement in the stealing and sale of some COVISHIELD vaccines.

According to a joy news report, Disease Control Officers at Ridge, Stephen Dzisenu, and La Bawalashie Polyclinic, Lord Pabitey allegedly stole 36 and 26 vials of the vaccine respectively.

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An Occupational Health and Safety Officer, Cosmos Allotey, is believed to have received the stolen merchandise from Pabitey and Dzisenu and administers it to people at GH¢200.00 per jab.

The prosecutor, Detective Sergeant Sarpong, said the national security operatives received intelligence that Allotey’s name was administering stolen vaccines to people at a fee.

During interrogation, Allotey however, mentioned Dzisenu and Pabitey as his source.

Allotey later admitted to buying 36 of the vials of government procured vaccine at the cost of GH¢18,000.00 from Pabitey and Dzisenu.

The prosecution said on March 16, Allotey was arrested when he showed up to inject the complainant at Labone, Accra.

In other news, the President, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has given the assurance that the government is working hard to purchase some 42 million additional COVID-19 doses by the close of 2021.

According to him, talks on the vaccine are far advanced to get them into the country.

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This he said goes to say that by the end of the year, the entire adult population would be vaccinated.

“Government remains on course to procuring a total of 42 million vaccines to achieve its target of 20 million vaccinated Ghanaians by the end of the year,” the President said.

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