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08 February 2017

Judge sets March 16 to rule on DSP Tehoda case

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The Human Rights Court, presided over Gifty Adjei Addo has set the 16th of March 2017 to deliver its judgement on the case involving embattled police chief, DSP Tehoda.

The court set the date after it granted  an application by lawyers of embattled former Police Chief praying the court to adopt proceedings and the addresses in the court of the now dismissed high court Judge, Justice Kofi Essel Mensah.

The adoption has subsequently paved way for the court to deliver its judgement.

The case involving DSP Tehoda began in September 2011 when one Nana Ama Martins was arrested for possessing large parcels suspected to be cocaine which later turned into bicarbonate or baking soda.

Tehoda was linked to the disappearance of the cocaine and she was interdicted and subsequently dismissed from the Police Service.

An Accra circuit court, however, acquitted and discharged her of any criminality.

Tehoda then sued the Ghana Police Service for wrongful dismissal and she is praying the human rights court to compel the Service to reinstate and compensate her for her loss this last six years.

Both parties in the suit had completed their sides of the case before the previous judges Kofi Essel Mensah was dismissed as a result of his involvement in the Anas Judicial Scandal documentary.

 

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