- Lawyer for former East Legon Police Commander and for others threatens to sue police service
- Says his clients have quietly suffered repeated negative media attacks from police service, but will so no longer
The lawyer of a former East Legon Police Commander and three other officers, has stated that his clients are prepare to take legal action against the Ghana Police Service over what they feel is a "negative media campaign" against them.
In a statement sign by DSP Basintale's lawyer, Mr. Kissi Agebeng - who also represent three other officers involved in the scandal - expressed that his clients have silently suffered the negatively media onslaught that has affected their reputation in society until now.
He explained that his clients had given the Ghana Police Service adequate time to "institute a service inquiry timeously to establish the veracity or otherwise of the allegations," but added that recent sequences of events had led them to believe that the service as unwilling to act within the confines of laws and regulations.
He also clarified that...
- That his clients did their jobs dutifully and arrested suspects upon a complaint and following thorough investigations
- That his clients in fact did not engage in any criminal actions in anyway, shape or form.
- That the confessed suspects who had been charged with the respective offences before court were faced by the CID Headquarters
- That the suspects confessed to duping the complainants and switched the actual gold for fake gold
- The Ghana Police Service is perpetrating and illegality by purporting to hold a service enquiry in respect of our clients in flagrant violation of C.I 76
On Tuesday June 14th, The Director of Strategy and Business Development for the US gold purchasing firm involved in the debacle, Mr. James Barbieri alleged that the Ghana Police Service hierarchy was complicit in the fraud scandal.
In response to the firms allegations, the Ghana Police Service Director of Public Affairs, Madam Sheila Abayie Buckman, has gone on record and said that Mr. Barbieri's company, Green Global Resources, was well informed that the police officers involved in the scandal were undergoing internal disciplinary actions.
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