-A Facebook post made by a concerned citizen has revealed some form of extortion allegedly taking place at the Central MTTU in Accra
-The concerned citizen who was arrested at night was arraigned before court on the morning of the same day
-He was ‘advised’ to pay some sort of bribe before being given his car keys
A Facebook user has exposed some form of alleged corruption happening at the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit in Accra (MTTU); a wing of the Ghana Police Service.
Recounting the issue on his wall on Facebook, he indicated that he was apprehended and stopped at Tudu in Accra by the MTTU for not fastening his seatbelt. He indicated that his pleas and explanations fell on deaf ears and he ended up being escorted to the MTTU Police station in Accra Central where he was handed a note to appear before court for his offence.
He indicated that upon scrutinizing the note that was handed to him, he noticed a number of irregularities.
He revealed that he had been arrested around 5:40 PM on September 20 but he had been arraigned before court at 9:00 AM of the same day. He also noted that his license plate number had been recorded wrongly on the note handed to him; making him suspicious of what was going on.
He insinuated that it was unheard of to make such mistakes on an official note if there was no ulterior motive behind the action.
He added that he was ‘advised’ to dole out some money to facilitate the release of his car keys which hitherto had been seized by the arresting officer.
He concluded that some elements in the MTTU were in the business of extorting monies from offenders even though they had been ‘arraigned’ before court for similar offences. He indicated that he was drawing the attention of the authorities at the Motor Transport and Traffic Unit to look into the matter.
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