Police Probe Tom Nyuma’s Death
By Alhaji Saidu Kamara…..
The Integrated Intelligence Service of the Sierra Leone Police have invited nine workers at the Choithram Memorial Hospital, Hill Station for questioning following a footage showing the remains of late Retired Lt. Col. Tom Nyuma posted on social media shortly after his demise on Sunday morning at the hospital.
Six nurses, two porters and one security guard at the Choithram Hospital are helping the Police in their investigations.
According to a family member of the late Tom Nyuma who preferred to be anonymous, the footage was taken in his sick bed on Sunday morning and was circulated over the “WHATSAPP” social media network suspected to have been done by a staff on duty.
The family member said this act is unacceptable and unethical on the part of the hospital staff. Tom Nyuma was one of the key players in the NPRC junta and he was decorated a war hero for his gallantry during the civil war. He was the Chairman of the Kailahun District Council and later joined the ruling APC Party.
Meanwhile the Ministry of Health and Sanitation and the Management of Choithram Hospital have condemned the act, describing it as professional misconduct.