- COP Bright Oduro claimed that Kennedy Agyapong's incessant attacks on radio contributed to his removal
- He stated that he has paid his dues to Ghana, as some notable criminals have been apprehended during his time in office
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The former Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Commissioner of Police (COP), Bright Oduro has accused two persons of being behind his removal from office.
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According to him, the Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, and the Minister of National Security, Albert Kan Dapaah, schemed to kick him out of office.
The decision to ask him to proceed on leave, according to him, was reached by the minister, a few hours after the MP had repeated allegations against him (Oduro) on radio.
Information available to YEN indicates that he was due for retirement on January 3, 2018, but he was on Friday October 13, 2017, notified to proceed on leave with immediate effect.
In that regard, he indicated that he has been treated unfairly by being pushed out of the Police Service.
The Police administration stated that he was asked to proceed on accumulated leave, in order to coincide with his retirement from the service on January 3, 2018.
In his response to this, he claimed that his terminal leave should have normally started from 30th August 2017, but per traditional police practice, officers are allowed to continue work till the last day.
The decision to remove him, he added, was therefore contrary to the norm.
He added that he wasn’t given any prior notice of his removal, as no new officer was appointed to replace him when he expressed his desire to work beyond 30th August 2017.
Again, he stated that it was normal for retired officers to work during their period of leave, but his case was different.
On that premise, he believes he was neither treated fairly nor given an opportunity to question the decision.
He has consequently pleaded with politicians to avoid interfering with the work of police officials.
He believes he has contributed his quota to Ghana, in the execution of his duties; he mentioned the arrests of suspects such as Ataa Ayi, Kombian, Lone Ranger and Baby Nii as some of the highlights of his 29 years of service with the police.
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