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Nurse caged over rape of Italian Patient

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Ernest Green, a 28-year male nurse of the Damongo Government Hospital who allegedly raped a sick Italian woman after she had visited the hospital for medical care, has been remanded in police custody by a Tamale based District Court.

Ernest Green, a 28-year male nurse of the Damongo Government Hospital who allegedly raped a sick Italian woman after she had visited the hospital for medical care, has been remanded in police custody by a Tamale based District Court.

 

His remand is to afford the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Service to conduct extensive investigations into the alleged act, according to ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command.

The suspect was arrested by the Damongo Police after the incident was reported to them by the complainant and subsequently transferred to the Northern Regional Police Command where he was processed before the court.

According to ASP Yussif Tanko, the incident, according to the complainant, happened on Friday, April 6, 2018 at about 4.00 am in a private ward of the hospital.

The complainant said she was rushed to the hospital at about 11:50 pm the previous day suffering from malaria.

The Italian national said the suspect approached her and told her the hospital had a private ward if she would like to take it to which she agreed.

According to her, after agreeing, she got up at dawn and managed to make it to the washroom and on her return, she found it difficult to climb back onto the bed and the suspect came around to assist her.

The complainant said the suspect sat by her side and started touching her but she was too weak to resist and that suddenly the suspect took her breast into his mouth, removed her panties and had unprotected sex with her.

She said she was too weak to resist or respond to the assault.