Crime & Punishment Tue, 8 Mar 2016

Teacher accused of insulting DCE remanded

A teacher who was arrested at Ekumfi Otabanadzi in the Central Region for allegedly insulting the District Chief Executive of Ekumfi, has been charged with indecent assault.

A Magistrate Court at Ajumako in the Central Region, has remanded him in police custody for a week.

The teacher, Daniel Hammond, a former Presiding Member of the District, was arrested last Friday whiles teaching at his school allegedly on the orders of the DCE, Ibrahim Dawson.

He was granted bail by the Headteacher of his school, after the police had initially refused him bail.


The teacher told Citi News that his only supposed crime was that, he notified the DCE of some discrepancies in the President’s ‘Accounting to the People’ address regarding some construction projects at Ekumfi-Esuehyia, also in the Central Region.

According to Mr. Hammond, the DCE was offended by his prying and first lodged a complaint at the Ekumfi District Assembly that he had insulted him.

“I was in the class room teaching and I saw two police men approaching the school. The whole thing was that my DCE had reported me to police that I had insulted him so I should go to the police station with them,” he said.

Source: citifmonline.com