President Akufo-Addo suspends Sekondi-Takoradi MCE

President Nana Akufo Addo has suspended the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi Assembly, Mr. Abdul Mumln lssah with immediate effect.

This is pending an inquiry into his encounter with the Police on February 3, 2022.

A statement issued by the Minister for Local Government and Rural Development, Daniel Botwe said “without prejudice to the matter now before the court, Government takes a very dim view of the comments made by the metropolitan Chief Executive during his exchanges with the Police. The comments by the Chief Executive run contrary to the Government’s belief and work to ensure that our Security Agencies and indeed Public Agencies are resourced, empowered and accorded the respect to deliver on their mandates.”

It added that “in the interim, the Hon. Western Regional Minister, Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has been assigned additional supervisory authority over the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly.

Meanwhile, the now-suspended MCE has been granted bail in the sum of GHC100,000 by a Circuit Court in Takoradi.

This is after he pleaded not guilty to the charges of assault on a public officer, offensive conduct, and disturbing the peace of the public when he appeared in court on Friday.

The Court presided over by His Honour Micheal Ampadu in granting the bail said in addition to the bail sum, the MCE should produce three sureties.

The case has been adjourned to Thursday, 17th of March 2022.

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