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Ghc1.3m Gold Scam: IGP Dares DSP Basintale
News Ghc1.3m Gold Scam: IGP Dares DSP Basintale

The Inspector General of Police David Asante Apeatu has challenged interdicted Police officers who are threatening to sue the Police Service over the 1.3 million gold scam to go to court if they wish.

Five policemen, including the former East Legon District Police Commander, DSP Emmanuel Basintale have been interdicted for allegedly swapping gold bars meant for the Green Global Resources Company Limited.

Their lawyer on Wednesday indicated that his clients will sue the service over their interdiction.

Lawyer Kissi Agyebeng in a press release stated that “recent events have informed us that the Ghana Police Service is unwilling to act within the confines of law and regulation in this matter but is very much inclined to subject our clients to further public ridicule in a very unfair manner.

“Our clients would be heading to the law courts to clear their names and reputations and for reinstatement. It has also become equally important to publicly refute the myriad publications caused by the Ghana Police Service and other persons.

But in an interview with Starr News, the IGP stated that the Police has not erred adding that the officers have the opportunity to go to court if they so wish.

“Who are we to challenge him. That is his democratic right, he can go to court and sue the Ghana Police Service. He knows the procedure very well…we have procedures.”