2 cleaners remanded for strangling Twumasiwaa hospital cashier to death

The Kaneshie District Court has remanded two cleaners at Twumasiwaa General Hospital and Specialist Centre into police custody for strangling the facility’s cashier to death.

Hospital’s cashier found dead in office 2 days after going to work, family suspects foul play

Gideon Vitalis, 24, and Mohammed Mubarak, 23, both cleaners are facing prosecution for allegedly killing 35-year-old Patience Ago Quaye and managing to siphon diesel in a standby generator.

The suspects also allegedly stole an amount of GHc1, 200 from the facility and took away a mobile phone belonging to the deceased which was later sold for GHc150 at Madina.

According to, the two suspects have been charged with provisional charges of conspiracy to commit a crime to wit murder and murder.

They appeared before the court presided over by Her Worship Ama Adomako Kwakye on Friday, March 17, but their pleas were not taken.


Briefs of the case as reported by

Chief Inspector Anane said the deceased Patience Ago Quaye, 35, was a single mother and a cashier who was working with Twumasiwaa Medical Centre at Ogbojo near ARS, Accra.

He said the two accused persons – Gideon Vitalis,(A1), a Nigerian national and Mohammed Mubarik (A1), are cleaners also working at the same facility.


The Prosecutor said, in the month of February 2023, Vitalis was dismissed for pilfering and was warned not to step foot at the hospital.

He told the court that despite the warnings from the management, Vitalis has consistently been sneaking into the yard with the help of Mubarak who was still working at the facility for criminal activities.

The Prosecutor said on the eve of March 6, 2023, the deceased was for the morning shift and reported for work as the cashier on duty.

Chief Inspector Anane said on that same evening, Mubarak called Vitalis on phone to come to the premises for them to siphon diesel from a standby generator.

He said after successfully siphoning the diesel, the two accused persons, then planned to steal the daily sales from the cash office.



The Prosecutor said on March 7, 2023, at about 1:30 am, the victim now deceased came out to use the washroom at the Administrator’s Office.

He said Mubarak who was spying on the victim’s movement quickly called Vitalis to alert him and he (A2) followed the victim to the Administrator’s Office grabbed her from behind and strangled her to death.

The Prosecutor said Vitalis dragged the lifeless body of the deceased and dumped it in the store room and locked the door.

Stolen items


He said Vitalis took the cash office key, opened the door, ransacked the office and made away with cash of GHc1,200.00 and the deceased’s mobile phone.

“The next morning the deceased was nowhere to be found. The management and her family mounted a search for her but she could not be found until a report was made to the Police as missing.

“A2 who knew that the deceased has been killed and dumped in the store room pretended and was part of the search party,” Chief Inspector Anane told the court.

He said on March 8, 2023, Police arrived at the facility and during a thorough search in all the offices and rooms, Police realized that the key to the storeroom could not be found therefore the door was forced open and the victim’s body was found in a state of decomposition.



The Prosecutor said A1 bolted after the crime whilst A2 was still at post pretending to be innocent but investigations led to the arrest at his hideout in Koforidua.

He said A1 during interrogation admitted having conspired with A2 to kill the deceased to enable them to get access to the cash point to steal the money.

The Prosecutor said A1 sold the deceased's phone to Ebenezer Dzigbehlo at Madina for GHc150.00 and claimed he gave the cash of GHc1, 200.00 to a friend for safekeeping. Investigations the Prosecutor said are ongoing.


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