Two Policemen held over extortion granted bail


Two Policemen who allegedly mounted a road block and extorted cash amounting to GH¢ 247.00 from unsuspecting drivers at Tabora junction have been granted bail by an Accra Circuit Court.
They are to report to the Criminal Investigation Department every Thursday until directed otherwise by the Court.

The two who are to reappear on March 23 have pleaded not guilty to the various charges.Musah was formerly attached to the National Police Department Headquarters, while Tinob was with the National Police Patrol Department, Headquarters.
The prosecutor said on February 18 this year at about 7:30 pm at Tabora Junction, Accra, policemen from PIPPS led by Godfred Aseidu Bampoe arrested the accused persons for professional misconduct.
Prosecution said on February 19, this year, when their rented apartments were searched, the Police found nothing incriminatory in Tinob’s room.The rest  were four bullet proof vest, a  photocopy of a permanent driver’s licence in the name of Emmanuel K. Kumi with pin number 2770991-01-01 issued on April 17, 2014 and a temporary driving licence in the name of Sappor James, four Military camouflage uniform (top), a pair of Military Uniform and two pairs of shorts.
Prosecution said Musah indicated that he found the Military Uniform in a tent at the Police Training School, Accra, when he and his colleagues were cleaning up the tent but failed to report to any of his superiors.
In the case of Tinob, he maintained that he encountered traffic jam and he only stopped at Tabora Junction to control the traffic only to be arrested by Police officers.


Source: GNA

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