The police administration has interdicted police officer for leaving his rifle in a commercial vehicle after allegedly receiving a bribe of GH100 from the driver.
Inspector Sulemana Adam, of the Rapid Deployment Force in Takoradi, Western Region, has been referred to the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) for a “thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.”
“When I got to Takoradi around 8:30 pm on Friday, a police vehicle with about five officers stopped me. They alighted all my passengers and told me I was under arrest and that I will be taken to the office to be processed before the court which I agreed.
“On our way to the Police station, they stopped and told me that if they should take me to the Police station, I will pay GH¢500 and my vehicle will be locked until Monday. They then told me to pay GH¢150 and I pleaded with them to have mercy upon me. They told me I was not serious and that the only way they would allow me to go is GH¢100 for the last price. So I paid the GH¢100 and they left me to go and continue my work.”
He said, hours later he found out that the rifle had been left in the front seat of his car.
According to a police statement, the driver returned the rifle to the station and also “alleged that the inspector had extorted money from him.”
The police inspector and the driver are assisting with the investigation, according to a statement issued by Olivia Adiku, the Western Region police command’s spokesperson.
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