The Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a 40-year-old Teacher named Atta Boadi Senior. Boadi is accused of falsifying documents in an attempt to secure a promotion. He failed to appear in court as scheduled for September 18, 2023, before Mr. Isaac Oheneba-Kuffour.
According to Police Chief Inspector John Gohoho, Mr. Alex Dankwa works at the Ghana Education Service (GES) Headquarters, while Boadi holds the position of Senior Superintendent II and is assigned to the Subrisu District Assembly Primary School in the Eastern region.
Chief Inspector Gohoho explained that on July 31, 2023, Boadi submitted a letter he had received from GES, which claimed he had been promoted to the rank of Assistant Director II. He submitted this letter to GES officials at their Headquarters for processing.
Mr. Dankwa received the letter for processing, but upon careful examination, he determined that it was a forgery and invalidated the promotion. On August 1, 2023, Boadi visited the GES Headquarters to inquire about his promotion. When questioned about the authenticity of the letter, he fled but was later apprehended, and the forged letter was confiscated and turned over to the police.
The prosecution revealed that GES had compiled a list of eligible teachers for promotion, subjected them to an examination, and formally promoted those who passed, notifying them in writing.
Chief Inspector Gohoho further disclosed that upon further investigation, it was discovered that Boadi was not eligible for promotion and had not followed the proper procedures for advancement. As a result, Boadi was charged with the offenses and brought before the court.