“Punitive measures must be applied”- Adib Saani on officer who left rifle in “trotro”

Security analyst, Adib Saani, has asked the Ghana Police Service to ensure that the officer who left a service rifle in a commercial vehicle faces the full rigors of the law.

This comment by the security expert is in line with the service rifle left in a commercial vehicle by a Police inspector.

Police Inspector, Sulemana Adam, of the Rapid Deployment Force in Takoradi, in the Western Region, has been interdicted for negligently leaving a service rifle in a commercial vehicle.

The said rifle was returned by the driver of the vehicle in question.

The driver alleged that the inspector had “extorted money from him.”

A statement signed by Superintendent Olivia E.T. Adiku, Head of Public Affairs Unit at the Western Regional Police Command said   “The interdicted officer, Inspector Sulemana Adam, station with the Rapid Deployment Force, Takoradi in the Western Region has been referred to the Police Professional Standards Bureau (PPSB) to allow for a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.

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Both the inspector and the driver are said to be assisting with the investigation.

Speaking to the host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive, Kaakyire Ofori Ayim, security analyst, Adib Saani said it would not be far-fetched if the officer was dismissed from the service.

He condemned the act of the driver, especially at a time when the IGP is working to harness and restore the confidence between the police and the general public based on mutual trust and respect.

“The case is a very bad one, and to be honest with you, I think punitive measures would have to be applied.” He is already on interdiction, and it will not be far-fetched if he is dismissed from the service. “To extort money is even criminal,” Adib Saani added.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu


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