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General News of Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Source: starrfmonline.com

Prisons Service transporting suspects in commercial vehicles

The Ghana Prisons Service has confirmed transporting suspects in commercial vehicles due to the unavailability of functioning vehicles to the service.

Forty-seven out of 133 operational vehicles of the Ghana Prisons Service have been grounded. The development, according to the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Vitalis Aryee is affecting their operations.

Suspects are also transported in commercial vehicles to courts due to the current challenge.

Aryee told Morning Starr on Tuesday that the Service resort to commercial vehicles when all other options are exhausted.

“We don’t have commercial vehicles, we charter or on standby but when we have no options, we fall on our sister agencies including the Ghana Police Service, they can sometimes come to our aid.

“If they don’t come to us and there is the need for us to respond to an emergency, that is when we go in for a commercial vehicle,” Aryee told host Kafui Dey.

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