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Police Officer Petitions IGP Over Unfair Treatment

A committed and loyal officer of the Ghana Police Service with a great heart to serve his great institution is suffering in his line of duty due to his commitment to do the right thing.

With his commitment to the service, to protect and defend the country, Michael Boadi of Kibi-Divisional Headquarters of the Ghana Police service is yet to receive his promotion after writing his promotional examinations and passing successfully.

Michael Boadi is an officer who will always insist that the right thing is done whenever he is on duty, an act which has brought him some enemies in the service.

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Some of his superiors are said to have noted that they will make sure that he does not get any promotion whiles in active service.

The woes of the noble Police officer began when the National Headquarters of the Ghana Police Service told him there was a signal on his file even though he had taken the promotional course.

Information gathered indicates that Michael Boadi in 2019 took the promotional course for the inspectorate rank; whilst waiting for a confirmation of his promotion, a feud occurred between his wife and the wife of a service colleague by name Essel James] in the barracks at Akwatia when he was stationed there.

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In the course of the verbal exchanges and his attempt to separate the two, one Kofi, son of James Essel, his colleagues Officer slapped him (Michael Boadi) on the left ear but he did not retaliate since he did not want to do anything that would affect his promotion and the integrity of the Police Service.

The case thereafter was reported to the then Akwatia Police commander, DSP, Agyekum Danquah who forwarded it to the Asamankese Divisional commander when he failed to resolve.

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The Asamankese Divisional commander also transferred the case dockets to the regional headquarters in Koforidua due to his inability to settle the dust but asked them [Michael Boadi and James Essel] to return to their station.

In 2019 when the promotions list was released , all officers who wrote the examination were promoted except Michael Boadu, in spite of his brilliant performance in the exams.

In this regard, he went to the National Police headquarters to question or rectifies the problem and was directed to The Police Intelligence and Professional Standards (PIPS) .

It was at PIPPS that he was informed that there was a signal on his file. He asked for the reason behind the signal but was not given any tangible answer.

He was told to go home and expect a call from officials of PIPS. ‘At home, I was informed that the wife of James Essel my colleague had engaged the services of a counselor who had petitioned the former Inspector General of Police to release me (Michael Boadi] for trial which was granted.

The call came a month after my visit to The Police Headquarters. He waited for many months expecting a call from the so called counsellor but nothing came.

Mr. Boadi said since his interaction with PIIPS no counselor contacted him about any trial or issue related to the signal on his file or his promotion.

It is like an attempt to destabilize me and make me feel distressed and frustrated in the service, the act caused him a great pain after many years of giving all his life out to serve the police service.

Mr. Boadi’ said his morale has really fallen as a result and is therefore appealing to the Inspector General of Police to intervene and properly investigate the issue to ascertain the truth in order for him to gain his required promotion this year.

“I believe in our New Inspector General of Police, George Akufo Dampare. He is a man of Justice who is always prepared to deliver justice and I appeal to him to thoroughly investigate the issue and give me Justice”, he stated.

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