We shall punish all police officers cited in sexual misconduct allegation - Police department

We shall punish all police officers cited in sexual misconduct allegation - Police department

- The Ghana Police Service has expressed disappointment over allegations of sexual misconduct by officials in peace mission in South Sudan

- All 46 personnel have been recalled after allegations of sexual misconduct

- Ghana's police department says it will punish all officers

The Ghana police service has vowed to severely punish all 46 police officers alleged to have been engaging in transactional sex with women in South Sudan.

YEN.com.gh had earlier told the story of how a memo from the U.N. peace mission in South Sudan indicate that all 46-member police peace mission from Ghana have been confined, prevented from doing their job in South Sudan after "a complaint alleging that members of the Ghanaian Formed Police Unit (FPU) were engaging in sexual activity with women living at the UN Protection of Civilians site in Wau."

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According to a press release signed by the Director of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, ACP David Eklu, even though the allegations have not been proven, the scandal will dent the image of the police service.

Meanwhile, the suspension follows an earlier warning by the Minister of Defense, Dominic Nitiwul, in 2017 to soldiers on peace missions to stop having sexual affairs with civilians.

He said violating this directive amounts to misconduct, and one risks being sacked from the army if he/she goes contrary to the directive.

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Source: Yen.com.gh

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