Tehoda’s Case Adjourned To April 13

An Accra Human Rights Court has adjourned to April 13, the case involving the dismissal of DSP Gifty Mawuenyega Tehoda, a former Deputy Head of the Commercial Crimes Unit of the Police Service. DSP Tehoda was indicted in a cocaine turn soda saga and was subsequently dismissed from the Ghana police service in 2011. DSP Tehoda who claims she was wrongfully dismissed from the service is seeking an order from the court for her reinstatement. Citi News’ Fred Djabanor who was in court said “When the case was today [Friday] called, the defense lawyers from the Attorney General’s department told the court their second witness who was expected to be in court hadn’t arrived and they were not sure of the time he would do so.” The defense lawyers according Fred Djabanor explained to the court that “the witness, a BNI [Bureau of National Investigations] operative who investigated the issue when it first broke is finding it difficult getting clearance from his superiors to appear in court.” Meanwhile, during hearing on Thursday, a principal witness from the police service during cross-examination admitted to the court that Mrs Tehoda was not given a fair hearing before she was dismissed from the police service.