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Teenage convict who was rejected by prison authorities tests positive for coronavirus

Thu, 14 May 2020 Source: My News GH

An 18-year-old boy who was convicted to 24 months in prison by a Tema TDC Magistrate Court for stealing has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.

According to police in Tema who confirmed the incident to MyNewsGh.com, Nuhu Jaman was jailed by the court presided over by Her Lordship Akosua Anokyewaa for the offence of stealing contrary to section 124(1) of the criminal offences act 1960(Act 29)

He was therefore sent to the Senior Correctional Centre in Mamobi in Accra but was rejected by the authorities on grounds that he must undergo a Coronavirus test before he could be admitted into the facility.

On May 1, 2020, a sample of the convict was taken by a COVID-19 team but the results turned out to be positive.

The District Police Command has since applied to the court for an order to release the convict prisoner to the District Health Directorate to be taken to an isolation centre.

Source: My News GH
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