One of the investigators who worked on the infamous cocaine-turned-baking-soda case at the Police headquarters, Chief Inspector Mahama has told the Human Rights Court that the Bureau of National investigations did not investigate the substantive matter.
Chief Inspector Mahama, who made this revelation during his testimony-in-chief in the case where a Police officer, DSP Gifty Tehoda is seeking reinstatement for wrongful dismissal due to her alleged involvement in the exchange of cocaine for baking soda.
He said the BNI investigated the relationship between Madam Tehoda and the suspect who had brought cocaine into the country, Nana Ama Martins.
He further told the court that, their investigations showed Gifty Tehoda brought the suspect from her cells at her Police headquarters to her office nine times and also aided her to sell her house.
The case involving DSP Gifty Mawuenyega Tehoda began on September 27, 2011 when one Nana Ama Martins was arrested for possessing large parcels suspected to be cocaine which later turned into bicarbonate or baking soda.
DSP Gifty Mawuenyega Tehoda was interdicted and subsequently dismissed from the Ghana Police Service as Deputy Commander in charge of the Commercial Crimes Unit of the Ghana Police Service because she was linked to the deal.
The presiding judge, His Lordship Justice Kofi Essel, accordingly adjourned sitting to the May 12, 2015.
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