Police and military officers in trouble; arrested for breaking road traffic laws

Police and military officers in trouble; arrested for breaking road traffic laws

- Some security officials have been arrested and sent to the police station for breaking road traffic laws

- The arrests took place on the Legon-GIMPA Link road as part of the War Against Indiscipline campaign

- The suspects would soon be processed before the courts

Some security officials have been arrested and sent to police stations for breaking road traffic laws, YEN.com.gh has learnt.

They were picked up on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, together with the driver of car with registration number GN-707-Y on the Legon-GIMPA Link road

The car, per information available, belongs to the Forestry Commission of Ghana and the arrest was effected after the driver was caught driving in the middle of the road.

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Per a report by Citinewsroom.com, some of those arrested sought to challenge the officers tasked to ensure discipline on the roads but they were sent to the Achimota Forest Police Station for onward processing for court.

YEN.com.gh understands that a driver of a blue Hyundai Elentra vehicle was quickly sent to the Accra Central District Police Headquarters for resisting police arrest and causing the escape of two errant drivers due to her behaviour.

She was stopped for using the wrong side of the road and attempted to assault a journalist after her arrest.

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According to ASP Simon Tenkuu of the Police Public Affairs Directorate, the exercise has been largely successful although stressful due to the many number of drivers disobeying the road traffic laws.

In other news, the National Petroleum Authority (NPA) has disclosed that Ghana loses about $200 million every year due to illicit activities in the petroleum sector.

According to the chief executive officer (CEO) of the NPA, Hassan Tampuli, the Takoradi port, Tema main Port, Prampram, Aflao and the eastern coastline are the unapproved offshore routes for smuggling of petroleum products.

Speaking at the 2019 edition of the Ghana International Petroleum Conference in Accra, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, he said these activities also result in a loss of about $12 million from the unified petroleum price fund annually.

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