General News of 2014-08-14

Three policemen arrested for escorting narcotic drugs

The Ghana Police Service has arrested Chief Inspector Paul Akpabli of Golokwati Police Station in the Volta region for escorting seven bags of a substance suspected to be Indian hemp.

The Police Officer was arrested together with two others by a team of Police personnel at Sokode-Ando in the region while transporting the narcotic substance in a Hyundai bus with registration number AS 6936-09.

The other two suspects are the driver, Peter Kamasah-23 and the driver’s mate Daniel Ekualiho-26.

A press statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, DSP Cephas Arthur noted that “preliminary investigation indicates that Inspector Akpabli took a fee of 400.00 cedis to escort the substance from Kpeve to the owner at Dzodze in the region.”

“All the three suspects are in Police Custody pending further investigations and disciplinary action,” it added.

It further noted that it will not shield any Police Officer who misconducts him or himself.

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