UPDATED: Immigrant found injured on pavement: Police talking to a Maltese man about the incident
The Police are questioning a Maltese man in connection with an incident where an immigrant aged 32 from Ghana was allegedly left on a pavement after he fell about two storeys on a construction site in Mellieħa.
A Police statement confirmed the incident happened at about noon today when the Police were informed that a person was lying outstretched on the pavement of Triq Selmun in Mellieħa.
Community Police on a normal routine patrol in the area went to the spot and found a man from Ghana requesting assistance as he was in pain.
A medical team administered First Aid and the man was conveyed to Mater Dei Hospital in an ambulance and later certified to have suffered grievous injuries.
From investigations carried out by District Police aided by Community Police, it resulted that, earlier, the man from Ghana had allegedly fallen about two storeys while working on a construction site at Triq Dun Franġisk Sciberras in Mellieha and this means the man was found two kilometres away from the site where he fell.
Media reports are saying that the Police are questioning Glenn Farrugia from J & G Farrugia contractors, who manages the site in Triq Dun Sciberras. To date it is not yet known whether Farrugia himself abandoned the worker in Triq Selmun, Mellieha.
Someone who seems to know a lot about the case alleged that the man’s boss told him he would take him to hospital and instead dumped him on the side of the road.
In a video uploaded by this person, the man from Ghana can be heard moaning in pain and saying he does not want to die or go to jail. The Police and the paramedics are heard assuring him that they were there to help him and tried to keep him calm.
The alleged incident was condemned by the PM, the Leader of the Opposition and several associations