General News of Thursday, 16 March 2017
A Human Rights Division of the High Court has adjourned judgment for the second time the case involving a former Senior Police Officer, DSP Gifty Tehoda who was linked to the disappearance of the cocaine and interdicted and dismissed from the Police Service.
The Presiding Judge, Justice Gifty Adjei Addo, who set Thursday, March 16, 2017, for the judgment after adjourning the case during the last sitting was unable to deliver the judgment because of some inconsistencies she claimed to have found in the court records.
Justice Adjei Addo took over the case after the dismissal of Justice Kofi Essel Mensah, who was originally hearing the suit as a result of his involvement in the Anas judicial corruption scandal.
The case involving DSP Tehoda began on September 27, 2011, when one Nana Ama Martins was arrested for possessing large parcels suspected to be cocaine, which later turned into bicarbonate or baking soda.
DSP Tehoda was linked to the disappearance of the cocaine and was interdicted and subsequently dismissed from the Service.
She was then the Deputy Commander in charge of the Commercial Crimes Unit.
Three years after her exoneration, the Police Service failed to reinstate her, forcing her to go to the Human Rights High Court to seek redress for what she described as wrongful dismissal by the Ghana Police Service. The case has been adjourned to the 31st of March 2017, where judgment is expected to be given.