Wed. Nov 30th, 2022

The president, Nana Akufo-Addo has suspended the Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi-Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issa.

His suspension follows allegations of verbally assaulting a police officer and offensive conduct.

The Local Government Minister, Dan Botwe announced the suspension in a statement on Friday, February 4, 2022.

An altercation between the MCE and a police officer, one Superintendent Andrew Sarfo near the Kwesimintsim Cemetery on the night of Thursday February 3, 2022 was captured on tape and circulated on social media in which the government appointee was heard among other things threatening the police officer with a transfer.

He also described the officer as “ugly” and said he would have beaten him to death when the officer challenged him for driving on the shoulders of the road to move past a police snap check point.

The officer was heard challenging the MCE’s authority to disrespect and threaten him.

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