Akufo-Addo reinstates Sekondi-Takoradi MCE after state abandons case

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Abdul Mumin Issah, the suspended Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly (STMA), has been reinstated by President Akufo-Addo.

The Western Regional Minister was commended by the Ministry of Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development (MLGDRD) for running the operations of the city during the mayor’s suspension in a statement issued by the ministry and signed by the minister, Dan Botwe.

According to the announcement, the Western Regional Coordinating Council’s suggestion led the president to decide to reinstall the MCE.

” The President has therefore approved for the reinstatement of Abdul Mumin Issah as the MCE for the STMA in response to the recommendation,” it stated.

The announcement instructed the acting MCE, Western Regional Minister, to make plans to transfer control of the metropolis to the MCE.

When Mr. Issah was seen in a viral video verbally abusing a police officer and threatening him with a transfer after his car was pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road close to Police check point, he was charged with assaulting a public officer, offensive behavior, and disturbing the peace.

Additionally, the government appointee was overheard calling the policeman ugly.

Following a public outrage, Mr. Issah was subsequently suspended; however, President Akufo-Addo has now reinstated him.

On Thursday, September 1, 2022, the prosecutor, Superintendent Stephen Billy Addum, filed a case of no interest on behalf of the state, and the court freed the mayor.

Abdul Mumin Issah was removed from his position as mayor of STMA by the president via the MLGDRD.

Later, Mr. Mumin was detained and accused of assaulting a public official, engaging in insulting behavior, and disturbing the peace in a public area.

The mayor was then presented in court for an accusation.

He was given GHC 100,000 self-recognizance bail after entering a not guilty plea to each of the three accusations brought against him.

Source: Ghanatodayonline.com

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