The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi Takoradi, Mr. Abdul-Mumin Issah has been arrested by the police for a dangerous driving offense and alleged assault of a police officer.
A police statement dated Thursday, February 3, 2022, signed and issued by the Head of Public Affairs Unit of the Police in the Western Region, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Olivia Adiku said the MCE will be arraigned before the court on Friday, February 4, 2022.
The MCE has been charged on three counts of assault of a public officer, offensive conduct conducive to breaches of the peace, and disturbing the peace in a public place contrary to Sections 205, 207, and 298 respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.
He has also been charged for dangerous driving contrary to Section 1 of Act 683 of 2004 as amended by Act 761 of 2008.
According to reports, when the MCE was arrested on Wednesday night [Feb 4, 2022], he was released and was allowed to go home, and later on Thursday, he was invited to the Harbour Police Station where the charges were read to him.
According to the police, Mr. Abdul-Mumin Issah who was driving a Toyota Land-cruiser, allegedly drove dangerously and carelessly while approaching a police snap checkpoint at the Kwesimintsim cemetery on Wednesday, February 2, 2022.
When one of the police officers on duty attempted to stop him, he verbally assaulted and threatened him," the police stated.
According to a statement by the police, the arrest of the MCE on Thursday is on the back of an alleged motor traffic offense, verbal assault, and offensive conduct exhibited by Mr. Abdul-Mumin against a police officer who was performing his lawful duty.
Inspector Sarfo Andrews and his team were on a routine snap check at 8:30 pm around Kwesimintsim Cemetery in Takoradi when the MCE, driving in a vehicle with registration number GE 5615-20, decided to move past the traffic of cars waiting to go through the snap check.
The MCE has allegedly overheard angrily heaping invectives on the police officer for insisting that he joins the queue like others and wait for his turn
The policeman is also heard insisting on the right thing being done despite calls by the MCE to another police officer to intervene.
Full statement below: