Posted: Wednesday 1st February 2012 at 14:51 pm

High Court Orders Arrest Of Police Commander

The Agona Swedru High Court has ordered the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to cause the arrest of Superintendent Akorli, Divisional Police Commander of Akim Oda for showing gross disrespect to the Court in a contempt matter against him.

The court presided over by Justice Anthony K. Yeboah asked the IGP to produce Supt Akorli in the High Court at Agona Swedru on February 10 this year.

It said, “The respondent was not to be granted bail except by this court at its earliest sitting”.

Superintendent Akorli is facing a contempt charge before the Agona Swedru High Court for interfering with the administering of justice at the Swedru Circuit Court.

This was after the Divisional Police Commander had interfered in a case between Mr William Sam, Plaintiff and Mr Frank Akorli, a defendant, at Kasoa, a brother of the Divisional Commander at the premises of the court.

The Court further ordered that out of courtesy to the Eastern Regional Police Commander, the Command had been served a copy of the order.

It stressed however that the execution of this order was wholly the preserve of the IGP in Accra.

“Whereas this matter was before his Lordship Justice Anthony K. Yeboah (Judge) in the presence of Mr Ishmael Turkson, for Alex Graham, Esquire, Counsel for and on behalf of the applicant herein”.

It would be recalled that the Akim Oda Divisional Police Commander, Supt. Akorli whose brother was involved in the case, ordered his personnel who accompanied him to the Swedru Circuit Court in September, 2011 to manhandle Mr Alex Graham counsel for Mr William Sam, one of the parties in the land case.

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