Court decides Tehoda’s fate – Starr Fm


A Human Rights court will today decide the fate of embattled police officer Gifty Tehoda as it delivers its judgment on the civil application seeking compensation for her wrongful dismissal from the Police Service.

The judge Gifty Adjei Addo at the last sitting scheduled today to deliver its judgment after it granted an application by lawyers of the 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.

According to Starr News’ Wilberforce Asare, the adoption subsequently paved way for the court to deliver its judgment.

Background

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 over the past six years.

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



Published on 16 March 2017 | 6:52 am at Source