DSP Basintale and co sue Ghana Police Service over gold fraud

DSP Basintale and co sue Ghana Police Service over gold fraud

- DSP Basintale and four others have sued the Ghana Police Service

- Their lawyer says they should have been reinstated by now since no disciplinary hearing has occurred

DSP Emmanuel Basintale, a former East Legon Police Commander, along with four other officers have sued the Ghana Police Service alleging that their rights have been violated by the service.

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DSP Basintale and co sue Ghana Police Service over gold fraud

DSP Emanuel Basintale

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The five officers' decision to take legal action comes after the Ghana Police Service expressed reluctance to reinstate the group three months after their dismissal even though no disciplinary hearing has taken place.

According to the group's legal representative,Mr. Kissi Agyebeng, the Ghana Police Service's case against the three lacks substance, and therefore called for their reinstatement into the service.

“There are two aspects of this matter as stated from the opening paragraph, one is to publicly refuse this allegations and two, to seek legal redress. For the police department is clearly unwilling to abide by its own regulations as stipulated by law,” he said.

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Mr. Agyabeng indicated that three months after being summarily dismissed without a disciplinary hearing, the Ghana Police Service is required to reinstate the five dismissed officers so they may return to work according to regulation 105/12 of the Police Service.

He argued that the Ghana Police Service does not have the right to extend the prescribed three month period where its suppose to enact disciplinary proceedings against the fine officers, and that any attempt to do so was against the law.

"The disciplinary committee constituted by the first and second respondents after the expiration of the statutorily prescribed three-month period within which to institute disciplinary proceedings against the applicants is null and void,” he said.

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