(1987) JELR 69940 (HC)    
High Court  ·  17 Mar 1987 ·  Ghana
Other Citations
[1979] GLR 27
Core Terms Beta
police council
inspector-general of police
police service
disciplinary proceedings
police service act
rules of natural justice
appointing authority
cape coast
inquiry officer
mr. a. a. asare
police officer
sentence of dismissal
service inquiry
central regional disciplinary board
mr. j. h. cobbina
second question
such further investigation
virtue of the power
applicable provision
applicant statements
assistant commissioner
assistant superintendent of police
cape coast district paymaster
central region
charge of the cape coast district
circumstances of this case
disciplinary offence of misconduct
dishonest person
efficient conduct of the police service
general police sergeant
ghana police service
grounds of the appeal
imposition of a penalty
inspector general
leave of inspector s. a. nyasiah
police force
present position
record of proceedings
regional pay office
said board
said misconduct
subsequent conviction
such case
then inspector-general of police
upper region

TAYLOR J.: This is an application for a writ of certiorari. The applicant, at the relevant time a general police sergeant in the Ghana Police Service, was charged with the disciplinary offence of misconduct contrary to section 17 (k) of the Police Service Act, 1970 (Act 350), and a service inquiry was commenced into the said misconduct on 3 July 1974, before Mr. A. A. Asare, Assistant Superintendent of Police in charge of the Cape Coast District who was nominated by Mr. J. H. Cobbina, G.M., the then Inspector-General of Police, by letter No. SO. 4434/126 dated 3 June 1974 acting by virtue of the power vested in him under section 19(3) of Act 350, to hold the inquiry. The applicant pleaded not guilty but on 13 August 1974 the service inquiry was concluded and the inquiry officer having formed the opinion that the charge had been proved, found him guilty of the charge and convicted him and he recommended as punishment a reduction in rank.

Section 17 (k) of the Police Service Act, 1970 (A…

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