2 MTTD Officers Interdicted For Taking Bribe
Two female Motor Traffic and Transport Department officers have been interdicted by the Ashanti Regional Police Command for allegedly demanding a bribe in a viral video.
The video was shared by Oliver Barker Vormawor, a FixTheCountry convenor on December 28 in a Facebook post.
In the video, the two officers who appeared unhappy with the GHc5 note given by a driver they had stopped demanded more.
One of them shamelessly retorted, “why have you given us just GHc5”.
The other chipped in a threat, “We will take you to Asokwa Police Station”.
The driver who tried to defend himself submitted and handed over another GHc5 note to them.
The FixTheCountry group has claimed responsibility for the viral video.
“Our activists have recorded officers of the Ghana Police Service extorting bribes on the road. (See the previous post). Before the year ends, this is what we will be doing.”
It also called on the Ghanaian public to record such encounters with the police.
“We are calling on everyone to record the police taking bribes and send them to us. Let’s see how the Police Service responds. Tag them with every video posted. We are all Anas Aremeyaw Anas!”, Vormawor posted on Facebook.
Following this, the Public Affairs Director of the Ashanti Regional Police Command, ACP Godwin Ahianyo announced the two have been suspended.
“The Officers have been interdicted to allow for a thorough investigation into the case, in line with Police internal disciplinary procedures after which they will be prosecuted.”
The officers were identified as PW/Inspr Martha Ackah and No.6233 PW/Sergeant Felicia Ocran of the Asokwa Divisional MTTD stationed at the Asokwa Divisional MTTD in Kumasi.
It added, “We would like to urge the affected victims to come forward and support Police investigation to enable us to take the Officers through the due process of the law as we seek to ensure that our officers uphold the highest form of professional standards.”
Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini