- Six police officers will face service inquiries after being caught on video taking bribes on video at a police barrier
- The six were caught taking money from drivers at the Inchaban police barrier
- The IGP has signed off on recommendations on the case done by PIPS
Mr. David Asante-Apeatu, Ghana's current Inspector General of Police (IGP), has revealed that six police personnel will be facing a service inquiry after being caught in a video recording allegedly collecting money from drivers at a police barrier in Inchaban, in the Western Region.
Recent reports that the six officers faced with the prospect of a service inquiry are Lance Corporal Osei Bonsu, Sergeant Gershon Kwame Semexa, Corporal Benjamin Bernard Hayford, Lance Corporal Abukari Ibrahim, Constable Emmanuel Barabu Gaffah, and Chief Inspector Jones Osei Asante.
According to an initial report by the Ghana Police Service's Police Intelligence and Standards Bureau (PIPS), Ghana's equivalent to the U.S's Internal Affairs, the six identified police officers were found culpable of failure to perform in a proper manner a duty imposed on them by the service, and thus potentially bringing the service's name into disrepute contrary to Regulations 82 (1), (h), (i) and (ii) of Ghana Police Service Regulations 2012, (CI. 76).
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The report also has it that Chief Inspector Jones Osei Asante, who's seen to be the leader of the group, will face an additional service inquiry for his failing to properly supervise the group, on top of also facing failure to perform accusations.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic, Director-General incharge of Public Affairs, ACP David S. Eklu, stated that the Inspector General of Police had already signed off on PIPS's recommendation regarding the issue, adding that all six officers admitted to being in the video.
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According to ACP David S. Eklu, with all all six officers admitting to being in the video, the video's authenticity was no longer in question.
“The action of the men on duty that week was a collective responsibility as whatever they got from the exchange of hands was shared equally among them,” he said, quoting the report's findings.
ACP David S. Eklu also stated that as per PIPS's recommendations, the IGP has ordered the relocation of the Inchaban barrier to the outskirts of town.
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