A Tamale District Court One has remanded into police custody, a 28-year-old male nurse of the Damongo Government Hospital in the Northern Region.
The suspect, Ernest Green, was accused of raping a sick Italian woman who had visited the facility for medical care.
His detention is to enable the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service, to conduct full-scale investigations into the alleged rape.
Public Relations Officer of the Northern Regional Police Command, ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, told Citi News that the investigators will speed up their work.
The suspect was arrested by the Damongo Police after the incident was reported to them by the complainant.
He was transferred to the Northern Regional Police Command where he was processed before the court, hence his detention.
Meanwhile, a medical team is conducting tests to assist the police CID in their investigations.
According to the Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, Mr. Mohammed 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.
She said the suspect approached her and told her the hospital had a private ward if she would like to take it and she agreed, adding that she got up at dawn and managed to make it to the washroom and on her return, she found it difficult to climb back on to the bed and the suspect came around to assist her onto the bed.
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.
ASP Tanko said the suspect was arrested by the Damango police to assist in investigations.
He said the case has been transferred to the Regional Headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in Tamale for further investigations.
He said the suspect was currently in police custody.