CID boss cited for contempt of court

The Director- General of the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service, Maame Tiwaa Addo-Danquah is facing contempt charges leveled against her over her outfit’s recalcitrance.

A summon has since been served on her by an Accra High Court over the refusal of the police CID to release Gregory Afoko, one of the suspects in the murder of former New Patriotic Party (NPP) Upper East Regional Chairman, Adams Mahama.

According to the suspect, he has met all the bail conditions set by the court but the police administration is still refusing to release him..

“We met all the bail conditions the court set, the Police CID one Chief Inspector Nkrumah is blatantly refusing to release Gregory Afoko. He is claiming orders from above are asking him not to. We have instructed the lawyers who are filing contempt charges against the IGP while a petition has been sent to the Amnesty International about the inhumane travesty of justice”, the family spokesperson revealed.

The Appeals Court on April 15, 2019 threw out a suit filed by the Attorney General’s Department for a stay of execution in respect of bail granted the suspect by an Accra High Court.

It was the second time the Attorney General made an attempt stop the bail granted the suspect but lost after the first one on Friday March 22, 2019 was thrown out by the High Court presided over by Mr. Justice George Buadi.

The trial judge had ruled that the request of the A-G for the suspect to remain in detention was an abuse of human rights as enshrined in the constitution and ruled by the Supreme Court.

He also stated that most of the arguments canvassed by the A-G were already contained in its response opposing the bail application which were initially dismissed by the same court.

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