October 6, 2022

Foreign Errant Driver “Offers Bribe” To Ghanaian Policeman

A foreign national is in the grips of the Ghana Police Service for allegedly offering a GHC400 bribe to a police officer after being caught breaking Road Traffic Regulations.

He identified himself as a Ukrainian ex-pat.

He was caught while “conveying some Ukrainian officials in the country to the office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration”.

He was reportedly caught making a wrong U-turn on Tema motorway during a War Against Indiscipline Operation of the police.

He was caught on camera giving the officer some money.

“I have arrested him for trying to bribe a police officer”, one of the police dispatch riders said holding up the GHC400 the driver offered.

The video footage shared by Citinews featured the white man trying to justify his attempt to bribe the officer in exchange for his freedom.

“I agree with you hundred per cent but you should understand I am under pressure to send them {Ukrainian Officials} to the Ministry”.

Recent and past surveys have put the police in a bad light when it comes to corruption.

In July 2022, the Ghana Statistical Service together with the Commission on Human Rights Administration Justice (CHRAJ) and the United Nations Office on Drug and Crime released the findings of a survey that found the Ghana Police Service to be the most corrupt among some twenty-four institutions in the country.

This was followed by an Afrobarometer survey by the Ghana Centre for Democratic Development (CDD-Ghana) which also found the Service to be the most corrupt in the country.

The Inspector General of the Ghana Police Service, Dr George Akufo Dampare boycotted all these surveys noting that it will not accept the “most corrupt” tag.

“We’ve not said there are a couple of people who are corrupt. We are not saying that. We are doing all that we can to handle it but we will never accept the tag that we are the most corrupt institution in the country”, he said at a lecture at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in August.

He stressed that the methodology of those researches is questionable, therefore, making the findings “unfounded”.

Source: opemsuo.com/Hajara Fuseini

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