In a bid to discourage what is now a thriving business at the St. John of God Catholic Hospital- otherwise known as the “Mabessaneh Hospital of Lunsar,” two people have been sent to jail at the Port Loko prisons.
Zainab Turay a cleaner at the hospital and her mother Kadiatu Koroma were arraigned before Magistrate Amadu for stealing and receiving stolen property.
The two were implicated after the discovery of a black plastic bag containing Amoxilin and other drugs valued at seven hundred thousand Leones.
The bag was intercepted by one Lamin Tarawally, the security guard at the gate, while the mother Kadiatu Koroma was going home. She said the bag was given to her by her daughter Zainab Turay.
The matter was reported to the police after the hospital’s director, Bro. Peter Lansana Dawo, identified the drugs as property of that hospital.
At the Port Loko Magistrate Court, Zainab and her mother pleaded guilty.
Their sentences were reduced to a three-day jail term when the director prevailed on the Magistrate to temper justice with mercy as the hospital was operating on humanitarian basis.