Police officer arrested for releasing two robbers from jail

Police officer arrested for releasing two robbers from jail

- Policeman has been arrested for freeing two robbers at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region

- Seargent Keyi Mensah is believed to have accepted a bribe of 10,000 cedis

- The robbers are both sons of top police officers

A police official has confessed to taking a bribe from parents of one of two men arrested for engaging in a robbery at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

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YEN.com.gh is learning that the parents of one of the robbers agreed with the parents to have their son back on the condition that they pay an amount of 10,000 cedis in cash.

So far, little information is available on the robbers but checks with the Kumasi Central prisons show that both robbers - Emmanuel Kwame Nyanteh and Fredrick Asante - are children of senior police officers in the country.

They were sentenced to 11 and 10 years respectively by the K.M.A Circuit Court in Kumasi on September 27, 2017.

The police officer in question,Seargent Keyi Mensah, "admitted having aided the escape of the convicts after interrogations stated that the parents of the convicts C/inspector Kennedy Kwame Nyanteh stationed at the Twedie Police Station and Inspector William Armah, stationed at the Regional Visibility Unit in Kumasi influenced him with an amount of GHS 10,000 to free the convicts,” a press statement revealed.

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Concerns are being raised over the loyalty of Ghana's police force considering the averagely low wages some officers are reported to take. So far, a manhunt has been initiated to rearrest all two robbers.

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Source: Yen Newspaper

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