Sekondi-Takoradi MCE faces court today for dangerous driving, assault of police officer

The Metropolitan Chief Executive for Sekondi -Takoradi, Abdul Mumin Issah, will be put before court today, Friday February 4, 2022 for an alleged motor traffic offence.

Mr. Issah was on Thursday arrested by the Western Regional Police Command for an alleged motor traffic offence, verbal assault and offensive conduct against a police officer who was performing his lawful duty.

He was subsequently charged on three (3) counts of Assault of a public officer, Offensive conduct conducive to breaches of peace and disturbing the peace in a public place contrary to Sections 205, 207 and 298 respectively, of the Criminal and Other Offences Act of 1960, Act 29.

The MCE, who was driving a Toyota Land-cruiser with registration number GE 5615-20 is alleged to have driven dangerously and carelessly while approaching a police snap check point close to the Kwesimintsim Cemetery.

When one of the police officers on duty attempted to stop him, he verbally assaulted and threatened him.

““You are stupid, you ugly policeman, you say a whole police officer, you are nothing. Don’t worry, let him play his King Kong thing, I have exercised patience for you to call whoever is coming, I could just pass by and there is nothing he can do. If I decide to pass by what else can you do,” Mr. Issah said in a viral audio of the said altercation.

“If you had acted otherwise, I would have beaten you to death,” he added.

The Policeman during the altercation was heard saying that he was a professional who will not insult him back, but would ensure that he faced the law for driving dangerously and putting his life at risk.

The MCE, a known personality in the metropolis, served as NPP Chairman for the Takoradi Constituency for a long time before he was appointed following the death of the former MCE K.K. Sam.