Metropolitan Chief Executive for the Sekondi-Takoradi Municipality in the Western Region, Abdul Mumin Issah, has been suspended from office with immediate effect.
This follows an altercation between the MCE and a policeman, in which the MCE was said to have assaulted the policeman after having engaged in dangerous driving. He was subsequently arrested and arraigned. However, he has been granted bail.
A letter signed by the Minister for Local Government, Decentralisation and Rural Development, Daniel Botwe, said the move has become necessary for “an inquiry into his encounter with the police on February 3, 2022”.
The statement added, “without prejudice to the matter now before court, Government takes a very dim view of the comments made by the Metropolitan Chief Executive Officer during his exchanges with the police”.
“The comments by the Chief Executive Officer 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”, the statement continued.
The Western Regional Minister, Kwabena Okyere Drako-Mensah has been assigned to supervise the Metropolitan Assembly in the interim.
Find below what exactly ensued between the MCE and the police officer.