Court orders BNI, A-G to produce police boss in cocaine scandal, demands answers for detention
The Human Rights Court in Accra has ordered the Bureau of National Investigations, BNI, and the Attorney General and Minister of Justice to produce DSP Gifty Mawuenyega, arrested and kept in the custody of the BNI over her alleged involvement in the in cocaine-turned-baking powder case.
The Court wants the two bodies to produce the suspect in Court on Wednesday and explain when they have kept her in custody since her arrest on December 29, 2011.
Mr. Oliver Dzeble, lawyer for DSP Gifty Mawuenyega, deputy head of the Commercial Crimes Unit of the Police CID says he has been denied access to his client since her arrest.
The BNI was directed by President J.E.A. Mills to investigate how a cocaine exhibit in a drugs related trial later turned out to be baking powder. The BNI has since presented its report to the President. Contents of the report are yet to be made public.