Court charges against Sekondi-Takoradi mayor withdrawn

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All the three charges brought against the reinstated Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issah at the Takoradi Circuit Court ‘A’ has been withdrawn.

On Thursday February 3, 2022, the mayor had an altercation with a police officer, one Andrew Sarfo near the Kwesimintsim cemetery Police snap check point.

When the news broke out, the President through the Minister for Local Government, Dan Botwe suspended the mayor pending further

Mr. Issah was later arrested and charged with assault of a public officer, offensive conduct and disturbing the peace in a public place.

He was also charged with careless and inconsiderate driving.

The mayor was subsequently arraigned before the circuit court but pleaded not guilty to all the charges.

The Ministry of Local Government recently issued a statement indicating that President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo has reinstated the mayor while the court case was pending.

However, when the case was called yesterday, the Prosecutor, Supt Stephen Billy Addum told the court that the prosecution wants to withdraw all the charges against the mayor.

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The court, presided over by His Honour, Michael Ampadu subsequently discharged the mayor.

The judge said the hearing had reached the Case Management Committee stage and that it was only the prosecution that has the authority to withdraw or discontinue the case.

Later in an interview, the Dean of the Metropolitan, Municipal and District Chief Executives (MDCE’s) in the Western Region, Kojo Acquah thanked the president for his colleague’s reinstatement.

He advised all the MMDCEs in the region to take a cue from what has happened and decorous in dealing with all manner of persons in the discharge of their respective duties.

Meanwhile, the Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah who was acting as the mayor has handed over power to the reinstated mayor at a brief ceremony.

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