Police officer takes GHS10,000 to free robbers

Police officer takes GHS10,000 to free robbers

The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested three policemen for their involvement in freeing two convicted criminals.

The three officers are Chief Inspector Kennedy Kwame Nyanteh, stationed at Twedie Police Station, Inspector William Armah stationed at Regional Visibility Unit and Sergeant Kyei Mensah stationed at Ashanti Central District CID.

Police officer takes GHS10,000 to free robbers
Sgt Keyi Mensah, the officer who took the 10K bribe. Credit: Myjoyonline.com

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A statement from the Ashanti Regional Police Command said two of the said policemen influenced the third with an amount of GHc 10,000 in order for him to free their convicted sons.

In October 2017, two suspected armed robbers, Emmanuel Kwame Nyanteh and Fredrick Asante were sentenced to 11 and 10 years respectively, after being found guilty by a court.

The statement from the Police identified Sergeant Kyei Mensah as the investigator of the case, who was tasked to transport the convicts to the Kumasi Central Prisons to serve their respective sentences.

However, he was bribed with an amount of GHc 10,000 by co-officers Emmanuel Kwame Nyanteh and Fredrick Asante who are believed to be the parents of the convicts.

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As a result, the investigator opted to free the two convicts, instead of sending them to the prison.

All three officers were arrested on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, after suspicions grew over the whereabouts of the two convicted criminals.

Upon interrogation, Sergeant Kyei Mensah confessed to helping the two convicts escape, disclosing that their parents influenced him with an amount GHC10,000.

The Police further revealed that one of the escaped convicts, Emmanuel Kwame Nyanteh, aged 33, was rearrested on Friday 2″ February 2018.

However, Fredrick Asante is still on the run, with the Police on a manhunt to rearrest him.

The statement added that no Policeman will be protected if he or she engages in any unlawful or illegal acts.

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