Once again, the Ghana Police Service is in the news for all the wrong reasons. According to adomfmonline, a police officer, Sgt Kyei Mensah has confessed to taking a GHS10,000 bribe to free two convicted robbers.
The robbers, Emmanuel Kwame Nyanteh and Fredrick Asante, both offspring of senior police officers were convicted for robbery and sentenced to 11 and 10 years respectively by the KMA Circuit Court in Kumasi in September last year. Till date, neither of them have reported to the Kumasi Central Prison to serve their term. This gave the authorities cause to investigate the whereabouts of the two convicted robbers.
The investigator who admitted to helping the convicts escape after interrogations claimed that the parents of the convicts, Chief Inspector Kennedy Kwame Nyanteh of the Twedie Police Station and Inspector William Armah of the Kumasi Regional Visibility Unit influenced him with an amount of GHS10,000 to free the convicts. One of the convicts, Emmanuel Kwame Nyanteh has been rearrested. The other, Fredrick Asante is still on the run. Meanwhile, Sgt Kyei Mensah and his two accomplices have been arrested.First of all, Ghana Police are breeding criminals. How ironic is it that two convicted robbers both happen to be children of members of the Police force? And as if that is not enough, they go ahead to issue bribes to their fellow officer to release them to go and continue robbing. Yes, the police are bribing each other now.
The way the Ghana Police are going, you’d think they invented corruption. This is very disappointing, but not surprising in the least. If Policemen are so in bed with armed robbers, why won’t they have easy access to kill them like flies? Till Ghana Police stop taking bribes and conniving with thieves (not something likely to happen anytime soon), our state of security will continue to hang by a thread.