Police arrest brothers for attacking doctor

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The National, Thursday 20th September, 2012

POLICE in Goroka have arrested two brothers for attacking a doctor at the Goroka Base General Hospital.
The attack saw services at the hospital scaled down.
Eastern Highlands provincial police commander John Kale confirmed former rugby league player Oscar Zugu and his brother, Saka Zugu, had been arrested for the assault on Dr Tony Sonson.
Kale said police arrested them on summary offences and released them on K100 bail and they would appear before the Goroka district court this week.
“They were supposed to behave and should not rush to get treatment because the doctors know the seriousness of cases whether it’s an emergency,” he said.
“Government services are there for everyone, it’s because of the actions of the two men that saw innocent people to suffer.”
Sonson is the officer-in-charge of the accident and emergency section.
Hospital chief executive officer Dr Joseph Apa confirmed the scaling down of operations, saying they would only attend to serious and emergency cases.
He said the former rugby league player escorted his critically injured brother to the hospital and attacked Sonson after they were told to get a clinic card and wait in the queue.
Apa said after waiting for some time, the brothers decided to protest which led to the attack on the doctor.
Night Owl Security guards contacted the police who took the attackers away.