REPUBLIC
V.
INSPECTOR-GENERAL OF POLICE AND OTHERS; EX PARTE APEANING

(1983) JELR 65726 (HC)    
High Court  ·  28 Jul 1983 ·  Ghana
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ANSAH-TWUM J
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ANSAH-TWUM J.: This is an application for an order of certiorari to quash the decision of the Inspector-General of Police, dated 3 November 1982, against the applicant herein, whereby the applicant was reduced in rank from Inspector to Sergeant and placed on the maximum scale of General Police Sergeant.

The brief facts of the case as they appear in the affidavits filed in support of the application are that a service inquiry was held over an alleged misconduct of the applicant, and the applicant was found guilty of misconduct contrary to section 17 (k) of the Police Service Act, 1970 (Act 350) by the Operational Disciplinary Advisory Committee. It appears that the disciplinary advisory committee being minded to impose a “major penalty” referred (I believe under section 19(5) of Act 350) the decision to the Inspector-General of Police inviting him to exercise his powers conferred upon him under regulation 3A of the Police Force (Disciplinary Proceedings) Regulations, 1974 (LI 993) as in…

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