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    Attorney petitions court to imprison IGP and eight officers for unspecified reasons

    Nana Obiri Boahen, a private legal practitioner, has taken legal action by filing a writ at the Sunyani High Court.

    In the writ, he requests that the court imposes prison sentences on the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akuffo Dampare, and eight other officers of the Ghana Police Service.

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    The officers include Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Joseph Gyamerah Oklu, the Bono Regional Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Gyasi, Chief Inspector Mohammed Mustapha, DSP Peter Owusu, Chief Superintendent Solomon Korli, and Police Officers Alhaji Shaibu, Bernard Asare, and Emmanuel Kpodo.

    The court’s decision comes after Justice Harry Acheampong Poku, the vacation judge at the Sunyani High Court, granted a “motion on notice for contempt” filed by Nana Obiri Boahen. The motion involves charging the named police officers with contempt for their alleged disregard of a judgment delivered by Justice Sylvester Nii Okine Ablorh on July 28, 2022, in a circuit court.

    According to the affidavit accompanying the legal action, Nana Obiri Boahen accused DSP Gyasi of consistently harassing, intimidating, and bullying his agents who operate on his self-acquired land. After obtaining a favorable judgment in the circuit court, he claims that the police officers continued to disregard the court’s decision by continuing their actions against his agents. Despite serving the officers with letters informing them of the judgment, their actions persisted.

    The affidavit alleges that the officers have been acting under the pretext of orders from the IGP to defy court orders. They have reportedly continued to arrest, harass, and intimidate Nana Obiri Boahen’s agents, and their actions are seen as a challenge to the authority of the court and the administration of justice.

    Nana Obiri Boahen’s legal team seeks the court’s intervention to enforce respect for the court’s judgments, protect the sanctity of the judiciary, and maintain public confidence in the judicial process.

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