Nsanje district hospital employee has been arrested on allegations that he received money from a guardian in payment for blood which the suspect promised to source for a patient who required blood transfusion.
Nsanje police publicist Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma, has identified the suspect as Chikondi Sadya, 23, a hospital attendant at Nsanje District Hospital who allegedly obtained cash amounting to K10, 000 for the alleged deal.
Sergeant Agnes Zalakoma said a desperate woman whose husband required blood transfusion paid K10,000 to Sadya in order to access blood.
“The suspect received the cash from a guardian whose patient was supposed to go for an operation that required blood transfusion. The suspect first pocketed K5,000 before getting the remaining cash,” explained Zalakoma.
The Nsanje police spokesperson further revealed that the suspect was nabbed after the guardian lodged a complaint to the authorities that her money had gone down the drain as her patient was yet to access the blood.
The suspect has since been charged with a case of obtaining money by false pretence which he is denying.
Meanwhile the Nsanje Magistrate court has denied the suspect bail application on reasons that he would interfere with police investigations on the case.
Second Grade Magistrate, George Chimombo has set February 20, 2016 as the date the court will hear his case.
Chikondi Sadya hails from Mankhusu village in the area of Senior Chief Malemia, Nsanje district.