Security officer attached to Kumasi Airport interdicted after searching Kan Dapaah

Albert Kan Dapaah, minister of national security
Albert Kan Dapaah, minister of national security

A security officer attached to the Kumasi Airport has been interdicted for conducting a pre-boarding search on the National Security Minister.

In a letter dated September 8, the Ghana Airport Company Limited (GACL) explained that Awudu Basit’s search of Albert Kan-Dapaah at the VVIP Lounge at the Kumasi Airport was embarrassing.

The letter signed by the Company’s officer in charge of human capital and officer service, R. S. Tagoe also noted that the search created a “negative impression” for it.“

In view of the negative impression it cast on the company’s image and integrity, Management has decided to thoroughly investigate the circumstances leading to this incident,” it added.

As a punitive measure, the GACL advised that Mr Basit “will be paid two-thirds of his salary during the period of interdiction.”

Meanwhile, some Ghanaians have expressed their sentiments about the interdiction.

According to them, the National Security Minister is not above the law, and therefore he is not beyond a search.

Others have, however, criticised the said officer but condemned the resultant interdiction.


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