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Crime & Punishment of Saturday, 25 January 2014

Source: Graphic Online

Police Officers arrested for extortion

Two policemen who have been extorting monies from people who withdraw monies from automated teller machines (ATM) have been arrested.

The two officials, whose names were not given, are believed to be members of a group engaged in such operations.

According to a statement signed by the Director General of Public Affairs at the Ghana Police Service, DCOP (Rev) David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, the two were arrested upon intelligence from the public.

It said, a third member, General Lance Corporal Adu Poku is currently on the run.

The statement noted that investigations into the operations of the policemen have started in earnest and the public would be duly informed of the outcome.

The Police Service expressed appreciation to individuals who volunteered information which led to the arrest of the policemen.

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