Cocaine Scandal Court sets March 16 to rule on DSP Tehoda case

The Deputy Commander in charge of the Commercial Crimes Unit of the Police Service, Gifty Tehoda was interdicted in September 2011 following the arrest of one Nana Ama Martins who was accused of possessing parcels of substances suspected to be cocaine.

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A Human Rights Division of the High Court has set the 16th of March to deliver judgment in the case involving a former senior police officer DSP Gifty Tehoda.

The court presided over by Justice Gifty Adjei Addo set the date after it granted an application adopting proceedings during the time of dismissed high court Judge, Justice Kofi Essel Mensah.

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Both parties in the suit had completed their sides of the case before the previous judge Kofi Essel Mensah, was dismissed following his involvement in the Anas judicial corruption scandal.

The Deputy Commander in charge of the Commercial Crimes Unit of the Police Service, Gifty Tehoda was interdicted in September 2011 following the arrest of one Nana Ama Martins who was accused of possessing parcels of substances suspected to be cocaine.

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The parcels of suspected cocaine later turned into baking soda under mysterious circumstances in court.

Gifty Tehoda was linked to the disappearance of the cocaine and was arrested, interdicted and dismissed shortly after.

She has since sued the Ghana Police Service for wrongful dismissal. She is also praying the court to among other things, compel the Service to reinstate her.

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