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General News of Saturday, 28 July 2018


Tehoda reinstated, promoted to Chief Superintendent

The Ghana Police Service has fully reinstated DSP Gifty Tehoda and promoted her to the rank of Chief Superintendent, more than a year after a Human Rights Court in Accra, on Friday, 31 March, ordered the Ghana Police Service and the Inspector General of Police to recall Mrs Tehoda, who was dismissed in 2012.

The court also awarded a cost of GHS23,000 in damages and cost against the Police Service.

Also, for her wrongful dismissal and 45-day detention at the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), the court ordered that she be compensated with GHS5,000 and GHS10,000, respectively.

Additionally, the court ordered that DSP Tehoda be given all salaries and promotions due her since her wrongful dismissal in August 2012.

DSP Tehoda had been battling the Ghana Police Service in court after a Circuit Court cleared her of any involvement in the cocaine-turned-baking soda case in 2010.

Her case began on 27 September 2011, when one Nana Ama Martins was arrested for possessing large parcels of a substance suspected to be cocaine, which later mysteriously turned into bicarbonate or baking soda, in police custody.

DSP Tehoda was linked to the disappearance of the cocaine and was interdicted and subsequently dismissed from the service.

Tehoda sued the Ghana Police Service for wrongful dismissal, and prayed the court, among other things, to compel the service to reinstate her.