ASP Tawiah is prejudiced against our client
- solicitors of Medical Officer
Solicitors for the senior medical officer at Akropong government hospital in Ashanti Region, alleged to have issued a fake medical report and fabricated an alleged rape case against Joseph Amankwaa, a photographer in Sunyani, have petitioned the Inspector General of Police against the conduct of the police prosecutor.
In the petition, signed by Mr Anthony Yeboah for Hayfron Benjamin and Co and copied to the Ghana News Agency, the solicitors prayed "the IGP would endeavour to call Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Alex Yartey Tawiah to order by securing an explanation and an apology from him".
"Our client is determined to have his innocence proven in order to secure his reputation and professional integrity, which has been (dented) through media reports and discussions, all at the instance of ASP Tawiah".
The medical doctor, Dr K Baah Nyamekye of Akropong Government Hospital in Ashanti Region is alleged to have issued a fake medical report and fabricating a rape case against the photographer.
When the case was presented at the Sunyani District Magistrate court last Monday, a bench warrant was issued for his arrest.
But the solicitors in the petition stated that ASP Tawiah had "misinformed the court that our client was at large and therefore was a fugitive from justice".
This misinformation enabled him to obtain a bench warrant for the arrest of our client, the petition said, adding "the effect of ASP Tawiah's conduct has been extremely damaging to Dr Nyamekye, who up to January 7, was not aware of any proceedings against him before any court in the country".
"On January 9, following a publication in the Ghanaian Times of January 7, based upon information released to the reporter by ASP Tawiah, we applied for court bail for our client, Dr Nyamekye, which was duly granted by the District Magistrate.
"It was in the court that it came to light that ASP Tawiah had misinformed the court that our client was at large and therefore was a fugitive from justice. This misinformation enabled him to obtain a bench warrant for the arrest of our client".