Police officer in court for demanding bribe from ‘wee’ dealers

A-37-year-old police officer who was arrested for demanding a GH¢1000 bribe each from four wee smokers in Accra, has been arraigned before an Accra High court.

The suspect, Haruna Nangtoma and his accomplice Yakubu Mole, are facing various charges stated by the court as: unlawful possession of narcotic substance, illegally possession of fireman, defrauding by false pretence.

Other suspects who were also spotted smoking the dried substance, have also been arraigned  before the court for further actions.

It was reported earlier that, Kwabenya Police in the Greater Accra region arrested a police officer and his accomplice for demanding GH¢1000 bribes from some men they spotted allegedly smoking dried leaves substance suspected to be Indian Hemp.

Someone who saw them negotiating the payment tipped the police who swiftly responded and arrested Haruna Nangtoma at Atomic roundabout on board Toyoto Corolla with registration number GR 45 – 14.

The police patrol team crossed the suspect and his accomplice around the atomic roundabout and brought them to the Kwabenya Police station for questioning and answers.

However, when a search was conducted on them, a wrap of dried leaves suspected to be narcotic drug was found in the pocket of Yakubu Mole, a foreign pistol with No. Sigarms 60482330 and live ammunition were also found under the front passenger seat of the car, a sergeant cup and a Police Uniform were also found in the car.