Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Dr Benjamin Agordzo and his lawyers have served notice to appeal against the High Court’s dismissal of his suit against his interdiction from the Ghana Police Service.
The High Court in Accra on January 14, dismissed the application for Judicial Review in the nature of Mandamus to compel the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to reinstate him since no disciplinary proceedings has been opened against him as per the service regulations.
But, the applicant after obtaining a certified copy of the 20-paged ruling of the court presided over by Her Ladyship Justice Olivia Obeng Owusu, through his lawyer Martin Kpebu, indicated to EIB Network’s Court Correspondent Murtala Inusah that, they will appeal against the decision “within two weeks.”
The Senior Police Officer who has been interdicted for his alleged involvement in a coup plot sued the IGP following his interdiction on November 19, 2019.
But efforts to have it revoked have yielded no results.
Dr Agordzo, in his application said, the refusal of the IGP as per letter dated May 27, 2020, to acede to the demand made on him by the lawyers on April 23, 2020 to revoke the order of interdiction he imposed on him in 2019 is unlawful.
In his affidavit in support of the motion, he said his “continues interdiction is in breach of my right to administrative justice and due process.”
Dr Agordzo who has served in various capacities for over thirty (31) years and have risen through the ranks to the position of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) per his affidavit in support of the motion, said, ” on November 8, 2019, “the 1st respondent herein in the lawful exercise of powers granted to him under Regulation 105 (1) of the Police Service Regulations, 2012(C176) imposed on me an interdiction order with immediate effect from the 8th day of November, 2019.”