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Sekondi Takoradi MCE suspended by Akuffo-Addo

The MCE for Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issah, has been suspended by the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akuffo Addo with immediate effect.

This was however captured in a letter signed by Daniel Botwe, the Minister of Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development on February 4, 2022.

“On the instructions of the president, the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi Assembly, Mr Abdul-Mumin Issah has been suspended from office with immediate effect pending an inquiry into his encounter with the police on 3 February 2022″, the letter said.

“Without prejudice to the matter now before court, government takes a very dim view of the comments made by the Metropolitan Chief Executive during his exchanges with the police”.

“The comments by the Chief Executive run contrary to the Government’s belief and work to ensure that our Security Agencies and indeed Public Agencies are resourced, empowered and accorded the respect to deliver on mandates”.

“In the interim, the Hon. Western Regional Minister, Mr. Kwabena Darko-Mensah, has been assigned additional supervisory authority over Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly”, the statement added.

Backgroud

Police in the Western Region on Thursday (3 February 2022) arrested Abdul-Mumin Issah, the metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi, for an alleged motor traffic offence and verbally assaulting a police officer on duty that day.

According to a command, the MCE in his Toyota Land Cruiser with the registration number GE 5615-20 allegedly drove dangerously towards a police snap checkpoint at the Kwasimintsim cemetery road on Wednesday, February 2, 2022. When one of the police officers on duty attempted to stop him, he verbally assaulted and threatened him.

He therefore appeared before court on Friday, February 4, 2022 and was slapped with three charges. He has since been granted a bail of GHc100,000 while the case has also been adjourned to March 15, 2022.

Read the letter below

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