Unpublished: Court adjourns DSP Tehoda contempt case to deal with procedural problems

The Human Right Court division of the Accra Fast Track High Court has adjourned the two cases brought before it by the embattled former Deputy Head of the Police Commercial Crimes Unit, DSP Gifty Mawuenyega Tehoda, to allow the court to deal with some procedural problems.

DSP Tehoda had filed an application for injunction against the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Paul Tawiah Quaye from taking any further action against her.

Mrs Tehoda who has been interdicted by the Police administration for her involvement in the cocaine turned baking soda saga a little over a year ago, has since been battling  for her reinstatement.

Counsel for Mrs Tehoda, Mr Oliver Dzeble, was in court to move an application for the order of an injunction against the police administration from evicting DSP Gifty Tehoda from her official residence pending the suit before the court.

But one of the respondents---the Attorney General’s Department--- filed an affidavit in opposition to the application but used the wrong suit number which meant that the affidavit in opposition could not be entertained under the present suit.

The court presided over by Mr Justice Kofi Essel Mensah , therefore, adjourned the case to March 28 to allow the Attorney General Department to refile the case with the appropriate suit number.

In respect of the contempt application, the court gave an order at the last hearing for the parties to be furnished with proceedings but that has not been done for them to respond appropriately.
The court, therefore, adjourned the case to April 18 to allow that to be done.

In the case of contempt, the former Deputy Commercial Crime boss filed an application for contempt against two senior police officers – Commissioner of Police (COP) Ms Rose Bio Atinga and Chief Superintendent Nantogmah Yakubu Aggrey of the Rapid Deployment Unit of the Ghana Police Service.

Mrs Tehoda, a former Deputy Head of the Police Commercial Crimes Unit, is alleging that the two officials undermined the authority of the Accra High Court by proceeding to conduct a service enquiry when the applicant had served them with copies of a suit challenging her interdiction by the Ghana Police Service.

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