An attempt by two suspects to bribe some personnel of the Ashaiman District Police Command, with an amount of 1,900 pounds sterling on Tuesday, failed leading to their arrest.
The two, Kweku Bonsu, 47, a resident of Ashaiman based in the United Kingdom and Edward Mensah, alias Nana Yaw, 40, approached the Police with the said amount after the arrest of two of their colleagues, Ofori Malik, 35, and Richmond Atieku, 27, for allegedly possessing 1,668 slabs of compressed substances suspected to be Indian hemp.
The amount of 1,900 pounds Sterling was offered to the Police ostensibly to influence them to release their colleagues and discontinue with the case, but the two rather ended up in the grips of the Police in addition to Malik and Atieku.
Meanwhile, the Ashaiman District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Seth Tay, has warned that any attempt to influence any police officer in cash or kind would not work.
According to him, the Command was poised to fight crime, especially violence and narcotics related one.
He urged the public to cooperate with the police to successfully protect lives and property and urged the public to feed them with information.
Briefing the media, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), for the Tema Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng said on Tuesday June 21, at about 4 am, the Police in a swoop arrested Ofori Malik and Richmond Atieku, at a hide-out in an uncompleted warehouse at Sebrepor in the Kpone Katamanso District.
She said the suspects had in their possession 1,668 slabs of compressed plant material suspected to be Indian hemp which they had packaged in boxes with the inscription “fresh yams, Made in Ghana”.
ASP Obeng said the items found at the time of arrest included a bowl of locally manufactured soap called “alata samina” believed to be smeared on the compressed substances to reduce the smell of the substance, a weighing scale, tubers of yam, binding tape and two compressors.
She said the Police was conducting further investigations into the case.
From Dzifa Emma Tetteh, Ashaiman