16.08.2006 General News

I Have Not Lost My Job Declares ACP Kofi Boakye

ACP Kofi Boakye  arrives at the Georgina Wood’s courtesy,mjolACP Kofi Boakye arrives at the Georgina Wood’s courtesy,mjol
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ACP Kofi Boakye, the embattled Police Chief at the Centre of the missing cocaine scandal, says he has not lost his job. ACP Kofi Boakye was ordered to proceed on an indefinite leave two weeks ago, after he was implicated in the missing cocaine scandal.

No reasons were given by the Interior Ministry for the directive, but sources blame his alleged complicity in the MV Benjamin cocaine scandal.

According to media reports, a secrete tape-recording of a meeting ACP Kofi Boakye admitted holding with suspected drug lords, suggested that he had traded his Police duties for the narcotic drug trade, a charge he had since denied.

He maintains that although he indeed held a couple of meetings with the detained suspected drug lords, he did so only after he had sought clearance from his superiors, including IGP Patrick Acheampong.

But Tuesdays appointment of ACP Daniel Odai to take over the position of Director General of the Ghana Police Service in Charge of Operations is seen by many as the last straw for ACP Kofi Boakye's career.

But, a member of His legal team, Mr Joe Aboagye Debrah insists his client is the substantive Director General of the Ghana Police Service in Charge of Operations.

Joe Aboagye Debrah maintains that he believes his client would return to post after his innocence is proven by the Justice Georgina Woode Committee.

He was however quick to issue a caution to the Police administration over his client's status.
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