Video: Whoever swapped the cocaine must be found – DSP Tehoda

After she was acquitted and discharged of any wrongdoing in the cocaine-exhibit-turned-baking-soda saga, the police officer at the centre of the case, is demanding investigations to identify the perpetrators of the crime.

DSP Gifty Mawuenyaga Tehoda believes strongly that the matter can only be brought to a logical conclusion if the persons who swapped the cocaine exhibit are found and prosecuted.  

She was arrested, prosecuted and acquitted over cocaine-exhibit-turned-baking-soda case that rocked the country in 2011.

Mrs Tehoda said she walked into the offices of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) to answer questions in relation to cocaine exhibit turning into baking and unbeknownst to her, she was going to begin the journey of a long detention and an equally long drawn out legal battle.

DSP Tehoda, who was Deputy Head of the Police Commercial Crimes Unit, was subsequently sacked from the Police Service on August 28, 2012.

The Human Rights Division of the High Court, Friday March 31, 2017, ordered the Ghana Police Service to reinstate her.

It further ordered that she should be given her full salary for the five years that she was on interdiction, all promotions due her, as well as damages of 23,000 cedis. 

Speaking on the issue in an interview on the Super Moring Show on Joy FM with Nhyira Addo, Mrs Tehoda said the fact she has been cleared means someone else swapped the cocaine and that person must be found.

“Whoever swapped it must be found. I think Ghanaians are interested to find out because at the end of the day all this hullabaloo for five good years and at the end of the day if I have been exonerated and cleared that I have no hand in the swapping of the cocaine then somebody might have been behind it… so let us together find it. I am personally interested to know and everybody else…” she said.

Watch the video below: