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Unruly Sekondi Takoradi MCE suspended

The Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Sekondi- Takoradi in the Western Region, Abdul Mumin Issah, has been suspended from office, on the instructions of President Nana Akufo-Addo.

His suspension is with immediate effect, pending an inquiry into his unruly conduct during an encounter with a police officer on Thursday. Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development Dan Botwe says government takes a dim view of the comments made by the MCE. 

“The comments of 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”, Mr. Botwe said in a statement issued Friday morning.

The MCE who was stopped by a police team around Kwesimintim for alleged dangerous driving, reigned insults on the police officer, threatening him with a punitive transfer to Enchi in the Western North Region.

Abdul Mumin Issah has since been arrested and charged with three counts of assault of a public officer, offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace and disturbing the peace in a public place contrary to Sections 205, 207 and 298, respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.

The MCE appeared before the Takoradi Circuit Court ‘A’ where he pleaded not guilty to the three charges.

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