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'46 police officers who sexually misconducted themselves in Sudan not sacked but'...Minister

Written by  Nov 08, 2018
The Interior Minister, Ambrose Derry has discounted claims that the Ghana Police Service has completed investigations into the alleged sexual misconduct of some 46 Police personnel on United Nations Mission in South Sudan. The Minister was responding to a question from MP for Adaklu, Agbodza Governs. Asked why he claimed in his answer that investigations are still ongoing whereas the Police service had indicated they were done with investigations, the Minister responded urging the public to disregard such reports because the Ministry is still conducting probe into the matter. Rainbow Radio’s parliamentary correspondent, Afia Kwarteng reported that investigations according to Ambrose Dery should be completed by end of the month. He also revealed the said 46 Police personnel are still with the service until investigations implicates any of them. He also announced on the floor of the House that the Ghana Police administration has dispatched a three-member team of investigators to South Sudan to investigate alleged sexual exploitation and abuse involving 46 police officers on a United Nations mission in South Sudan. The said officers were allegedly involved in sexual misconduct and have been withdrawn to Juba. Ambrose Dery told the house that urgent steps were being taken by his ministry and the Attorney-General to amend the Ghana Police Service Regulations 2012 (C176) to include sexual exploitation and abuse which are not explicitly captured under the current regulations. He added that in line with the UN zero adherence policy on sexual exploitation and abuse, the detachment of the 46 personnel was repatriated on administrative grounds to Ghana on 30th May 2018.
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