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03.03.2009 Regional News

Police Inspector fails to respond to CHRAJ’s summons

By GNA

Mr Emmanuel K. Asante Wormenor, Inspector of the Ghana Police Service in Ho, has failed to attend a mediation meeting at the Commission of Human Rights and Administrative Justice (CHRAJ) in Ho over allegations of assault by a petitioner.

Mr Cephas Senyo Domee, in his petition to CHRAJ claimed that Inspector Wormenor for no apparent reason assaulted him on December 24, 2008 at about 2030 hours at the Mount Zion Junction in Ho.

Mr Wormenor, however, denied the allegation in a correspondence to the CHRAJ and did not turn up for a subsequent mediation meeting arranged for Monday February 9, this year.

The letter of invitation signed by Mr Joseph Nuertey, Assistant Legal Officer for the Volta Regional Director of CHRAJ indicated that Inspector Wormenor was invited to attend the meeting.

Mr Domee said in his petition that on the day of the incident, the driver of a taxi on which he was travelling committed a traffic offence and which the police saw him.

The petition said the taxi driver therefore parked and approached the police vehicle where he (Domee) also followed to plead with the police office.

It said as soon as Domee started pleading on behalf of the taxi driver, the officer in the police vehicle (later identified as Inspector Wormenor) came out and slapped him in the face. Soon after that, he drove away.

Meanwhile, Inspector Wormenor has told the Ghana News Agency (GNA) that he was out of town on the day of the meeting with CHRAJ.

He said his superior officer wrote to CHRAJ to explain his inability to attend to the meeting.

GNA

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