Abdul-Mumin Issah, the Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) for Sekondi-Takoradi, has been suspended by President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
He was suspended following his alleged attack of a police officer on Wednesday.
In a letter signed by the Minister for Local Government, Decentralization and Rural Development, Daniel kwaku Botwe said that the MCE has been suspended from office with immediate effect pending an inquiry into his encounter with the Police on February 3, 2022.
“Without prejudice to the matter now before court, the government takes a very dim view of the comments made by the Metropolitan Chief Executive during his exchanges with the Police”.
The statement further indicated that the comments by the Chief Executive run contrary to the government’s belief and work to ensure that the security agencies and public agencies are resourced, empowered and accorded the respect to deliver on their mandates.
“In the interim, the Hon. Western Regional Minister, Mr. Kwabena Okyere Darko-Mensah has been assigned additional supervisory authority over the Sekondi-Takoradi Metropolitan Assembly”.