The police woman at the centre of the cocaine-turned-baking soda scandal, DSP Gifty Mawuenyegah Tehoda, has been “unconditionally discharged”.
The case was struck out for lack of evidence after the State Prosecutor Rexford Wiredu made the request for unconditional discharge at an Accra Circuit Court on Thursday afternoon.
Unconditional discharge means she has been freed with no possibility of future re-arrest. However, the prosecution can fall on her as a prosecution witness if they decide to continue with the case when new arrests are made. Speaking to Citifmonline.com, a counsel for the embattled police officer, Oliver Dzeble, said they have made a request to immunize their client from any “possible re-arrest.”
DSP Tehoda, who is currently on interdiction, was serving as the second in command of the Commercial Crimes Unit of the Ghana Police Criminal Investigations Department. She was implicated in a mysterious cocaine swap case at the CID headquarters and was subsequently arrested by the Bureau of National Investigations.
She was alleged to have connived with a prime suspect in the cocaine swap scandal and was granted bail and re-arrested many times over the matter.