Thomas Samfan Omara, who is also a clinical officer attached to Aduku Health Center IV and his wife Hellen Auma, a midwife attached to Morning Side Medicine Clinic in Aduku Town Council, were remanded on Wednesday by Aduku Grade one Magistrate Molly Alice Adong.
The Aduku Grade One Magistrates Court has remanded the Kwania
district Health Educator and his wife for alleged theft of government drugs.
Thomas Samfan Omara, who is also a clinical officer attached to
Aduku Health Center IV and his wife Hellen Auma, a midwife attached to Morning
Side Medicine Clinic in Aduku Town Council, were remanded on Wednesday by Aduku
Grade one Magistrate Molly Alice Adong.
Omara and his wife, also a councillor representing workers at
Aduku Town Council, are battling five counts of illegal possession of
classified drugs, illegal operation of a pharmacy, obstruction of duty, illegal
possession of government stores and selling expired drugs.
Court heard that the suspects were found in possession of Malaria drugs and blood
rapid tests kits, Intravenous fluids, mama kits and gloves among other supplies
inside their house all valued at about 10 million shillings.
Prosecution led by Aduku Grade One Court Prosecutor Francis Olwedo told the court
that Omara has been selling expired drugs to the community at his drug shop of
Morning Side Medicine Clinic. According to Olwedo, when a team from the National
Drug Authority stormed his drug shop, Auma assaulted them and obstructed the
officers from conducting their duties.
The suspects denied allegations and were remanded to Kwania
government prison up to March 17.
Kwania District Health Officer Dr Moses Ebong says his office has
been receiving several complaints regarding the theft of government drugs.
In December last year, two hospital staff attached to Aduku HCIV
were arrested for allegedly stealing government drugs. Peter Calle, a
potter at the facility and one Lona Akello, a hospital cleaner were arrested by
Kwania RDC Salim Komakech after a tip-off from patients.