He fell ill and residents in the Chirapatre area where he lived upon seeing the symptoms suspected him and reported to the health officials to intervene since he was refusing to go to the hospital.
But when the health officials approached him in his home, he resisted medical assistance and refused to be tested.
He is said to have also refused to comply with the protocols in handling suspected cases of the Coronavirus disease.
It took the intervention of the Ashanti Regional Security Council (REGSEC) with armed security personnel including police and military to forcibly take him to the hospital.
Even after that, he is said to have refused to comply with the protocols in transporting patients to the hospital and the armed security personnel had to step in to forcibly remove him from his home to the hospital where he tested positive for the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and is currently being treated, under-armed guard.
This was made known by the Ashanti Regional Directorate of the GHS at a press briefing in Kumasi on Monday, March 23, 2020.