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High Court refuses application to declare Agordzo’s interdiction ‘unlawful’

An Accra High Court has refused an application filed by a senior Police Officer, ACP Benjamin Agordzo, to declare his interdiction as unlawful.

According to him, the failure of the Police Service to give him a fair hearing and take him through disciplinary processes within 3 months of his interdiction makes his continuous interdiction unlawful, and a breach of his right to administrative justice.

ACP Agordzo was interdicted two years ago, for his alleged involvement in a plot to overthrow the government.

Subsequently, the police administration interdicted him.

His lawyers on April 23, 2020, wrote to the Inspector General of Police (IGP) demanding revocation of the interdiction, which the IGP declined on May 27, 2020.

Among others, the senior officer complained that his salary was reduced by 25%, and he was relieved of all duties as a police officer.

In court today, the General Jurisdiction 3 of the High Court refused the application by ACP Benjamin Agordzo, for a declaration that his interdiction is unlawful.

The presiding judge, Her Ladyship Justice Olivia Obeng Owusu in a ruling, held that the application could not hold due to the peculiar nature of the case.

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