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REPUBLIC V. ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT OF POLICE, JASIKAN; EX PARTE DZANYIEKPOR

(1974) JELR 63637 (HC)

High Court  •  14 Oct 1974  •  Ghana

Coram
ANDOH J.

Judgement

ANDOH J.A.: Suspect in custody escaped from the hands of the applicant herein resulting in a service inquiry being held on him. The officer charged with the inquiry, found the applicant guilty of the offence of misconduct as defined by section 17 of the Police Service Act, 1970 (Act 350), and he was thus convicted.

The officer’s recommendation as to sentence was that the applicant be severely reprimanded. These were the recommendations sent to the Regional Disciplinary Board, Ho, by the official but upon the recommendation of the Regional Disciplinary Board, Ho, the Central Disciplinary Board, Accra, which had no authority whatsoever to impose a major penalty purported to impose that penalty by reducing the applicant from the rank of a sergeant to that of a corporal in the Ghana Police Service. Upon application by the applicant for an order of certiorari to issue and quash the said order of the Central Disciplinary Board, Accra, the court readily ordered that the order be brought befor…

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