Akufo-Addo suspends Sekondi-Takoradi MCE over alleged assault on police officer
The president, Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issah.
This follows the arrest and subsequent arraignment of the MCE before court for dangerous driving and assaulting an officer.
Mr. Issah has since been granted bail of Ghc100,000.
A letter from the Minister of Local Government and Rural development explained, “On the instructions of the President, the Metropolitan Chief Executive Sekondi-Takoradi Assembly, Mr. Abdul Mumin Issah has been suspend from office with immediate effect pending an inquiry into his encounter the Police on February 3, 2022.
“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,” .