The Acting Director-General of the Ghana Police Service’s Public Affairs Directorate, ACP Kwesi Ofori has urged members of the general public to stop greasing the palms of police officers with unsolicited money.

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He strongly warned that those who bribe officers should refrain from such unlawful acts as culprits will be severely dealt with in accordance with the law. ACP Kwesi Ofori sounded the warning on Newsfile with Samson Lardy Anyenini on Joy FM.

He further stated that the current administration headed by Inspector General of Police (IGP), George Akuffo Dampare is keen to ensure corrupt practices in the country will end.

“We are aspiring to make our nation great and strong. The giver and taker should be punished by law. I believe that the law has spoken well of it. Looking at what is happening in the police, our new IGP has rolled out so many programmes and during his visit, he noted anti corruption is one of his visions to ensure we detach ourselves from such unholy practices,” he said on Saturday.

“I can assure you that the new wave in the police service is trying to beat down and do away with corrupt practices. And the IGP is very stern on it, members of the police administration are committed to it. We are gradually making sure we sensitized our personnel and at the same time, encourage members of the public not to give money to the police on our streets,” ACP Kwesi Ofori added.

According to legal practitioner, Samson Lardy Anyenini citizens who pay off or bribe police personnel are susceptible to 12 years imprisonment minimum. The police officer in question is liable to 12 to 25 years imprisonment for receiving bribe.

SOURCE: www.Ghgossip.com

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