DSP Tehoda’s judgement now on March 31

A Human Rights Court has fixed March 31 to deliver its verdict in the case involving a former Senior Police Officer, DSP Gifty Tehoda who was cited in missing cocaine which later turned into baking soda.

The Court presided over by Mrs Justice Gifty Adjei Addo was expected to deliver her judgement today but deferred it.

The trial judge noted that after a perusal of the inherited case docket she realised that there was a writ and motion on notice for the enforcement of human rights.

According to the trial judge she did not know which of them that she was to deliver her judgment called on plaintiffs' Counsel Mr Livingston Amenuvor to clarify that.

Mr Amenuvor explained that the motion for the enforcement of human rights had been truncated and prayed the court to deliver its judgment on the substantive writ.

DSP Tehoda in September 2011, was cited in the case of one Nana Ama Martins who was arrested for possessing large parcels of substance suspected to be cocaine, but was later discovered that it had turned into bicarbonate or baking soda.

DSP Tehoda who was then in charge of the Commercial Crime Unit of the Ghana Police Service was later interdicted by the Police administration and subsequently dismissed by the service.

DSP Tehoda was subsequently acquitted and discharge by an Accra Circuit but the Police Service declined to reinstate her and this compelled her to seek justice at the court of law for wrongful dismissal.

The case was before a judge who was dismissed following allegation of his involvement in the Anas Judicial saga.

The matter was therefore transferred to Mrs Justice Addo.

Source: Ghana News Agency

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