Cops suspended for bribery

Two Central province police man have been suspended after they forced a man to pay them K500 to avoid being charged.

The Central provincial police commander, Laimo Asi, says the incident took place following a road block last week Friday at the 12mile area along the Sogeri road.

The motorists was pulled over between 5 and 6pm and detained by police after they found that he was driving an unregistered vehicle.

The driver was then taken back to the Central police station at Gordons and intimidated to pay K500 for his release.

PPC Asi says that normal process would have been to have the man arrested and charged for driving an unregistered and uninsured vehicle.

Asi says that the two officers will most likely be charged for official corruption and bribery.

Julianna Waeda
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