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19.06.2008 General News

Police warned to refrain from corruption

Police warned to refrain from corruption
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Mr Yaw Adu-Gyimah, Commissioner of Police, has appealed to senior police officers to educate new constables to refrain from corruption that had become synonymous with the service.

He made the call when he reviewed the passing out parade of 159 recruits from the Police Training School in Ho after six months training.

"You should be congratulated, but recent developments in the Ghana Police Service makes it imperative for me to share with you realities in the Service without mincing words," he said.

Mr Adu-Gyimah noted that some Senior Police officers looked unconcerned when some of their subordinates assisted drug barons and armed robbers, while others extorted monies from road users and involve in crime to enrich themselves.

He said the service would no longer tolerate relaxed supervision and commanders under whom crime occurred frequently would be held responsible for non-performance.

Mr Adu-Gyimah warned the recruits who might be nursing some corrupt tendencies to have a second thought of their enlistment in the service.

He commended the public for their support that had enabled the service to achieve success in fulfilling its mandate of maintaining internal security and urged the people to co-operate with the police to make Election 2008 peaceful.

Recruit Perseus Zee Agbemava was adjudged the overall best recruit.

The maiden edition of "Community Education Magazine" a mouthpiece of the school was launched.

It featured articles on community policing, organising community watch groups, slavery-back again in disguise and examination malpractices in Ghanaian educational institutions.

Others were basic requirements for recruitment and admission into basic police training, course content and duration for basic training, jokes and poems.

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