Police Officers hot over missing rifle

The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), James Oppong-Boanuh, has interdicted the Abokobi District Police Commander and his station officer over the disappearance of a police rifle.

Superintendent Edward Tetteh, Commander of the Abokobi/Ayimensah District and Chief Inspector Christopher Bekor, the Akporman Manna station officer, were interdicted last Friday.

A release signed by ACP David Eklu, Director General of the Police Public Affairs Directorate, stated that the Police Professional and Standard Bureau (PPSB) had been asked to investigate the conduct of the interdicted officers.

He indicated that the rifle went missing at the Akporman-Manna Police post which is under the Adenta Division.

Meanwhile, information received has indicated that the rifle was in the care of Chief Inspector Christopher Bekor, who heads the Akporman Manna station under the supervision of the Abokobi District Commander.

“The chief inspector is the sole keeper of all rifles used by personnel of that police post but periodically, the district commander visits the station unannounced to take inventory of rifles, as part of its regular checks and supervisory roles,” a source said.

The source added recently that they discovered that one of the rifles had gone missing and based on that the two heads are in trouble for the rifle.

The interdiction of the two officers brings to three the number of officers who the acting IGP has directed to be interdicted since he assumed office on Monday, July 22, 2019.

It would be recalled that Mr. Oppong-Boanuh on assumption of office as acting IGP directed the interdiction of the Lakeside District Commander, DSP Mr. Eric Partey Opata, for keeping a suspect in police custody for nine days without due process.

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