The six police officers currently facing interdiction over bribery allegations have been incarcerated at the cells of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) Headquarters in Accra.
The six, namely Constable Owusu Kwakye, Constable T. Adinkra, Lance Corporal A. K. Sarfo, Lance Corporal D. Dankyi, Sergeant V.K. Asante and Apuyinga, were interdicted on Wednesday August 24 for allegedly extorting money from motorists.
A taskforce, on an integrity mission, chanced upon the six officers from the Motto Traffic Transport Unit (MTTU), Accra, at Akoti Junction on the Accra-Cape Coast road.
The six, who had in their possession a number of envelopes, told members of the taskforce that the envelopes contained licences belonging to defaulting drivers which contained the details of the owners, inscribed at the back for easy identification.
However, further probe gave the cops away, as various amounts of cash suspected to be money extorted from commuters, were found in the envelopes.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Paul Tawiah Quaye, had since ordered their interdictions. It was not clear when they would be marched to court or bailed. However, all six persons would be facing service enquiry and possibly prosecution, if enough evidence was gathered against them.
Meanwhile, the Director of Police Public Affairs, DSP Cephas Arthur, has said the move is part of IGP’s commitment to the image-cleansing campaign he launched last year.
He urged the public to have confidence in the police, as the Administration was doing everything possible to rid the agency of miscreants or bad nuts who might have found their way into the service and were denting its image.
Source: Rocklyn Antonio
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