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DCOP C T Yohuno flanked by Chief Superintendent Yakubu, chief of Madina and other dignitaries on the high table

The Accra Regional Police Commander, DCOP Christian Tetteh Yohuno, has charged police personnel to desist from taking bribes and any other act that will tarnish the image of the service.

?Bribery as we all know is against the code of ethics of the service but some of us take it with impunity,? he said.

DCOP Yohuno made these known when he addressed some police personnel of Madina Divisional Police Command during their annual WASSA, last Friday.

West African Security Service Association (WASSA) is an annual get-together for all security agencies to come together to dine and wine, and to take stock of their stewardship to the people they are serving.

The Regional Commander recollected that some police personnel, who were recently arrested for engaging in armed robbery activities, have been placed before court for trial.

?The police administration recently launched a programme to reaffirm the confidence of the public in the Ghana police service.

We have been advised and charged not to accept bribe because it is a crime to accept bribe in exchange of our duties as police personnel.?

He urged them to take their work seriously especially those assigned to patrols and snap check as well as visibility duties.

DCOP Yohuno also called on the monitoring officers from the Regional Headquarters to go out at night and ensure that personnel put on duty remained at post till they close.

Adding his voice, the Madina Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent M. A Yakubu said crime within Madina Division ?has reduced drastically.

?The area since the beginning of this year has not recorded any robbery so far.?

Chief Superintendent Yakubu said this could be attributed to the fact that police presence was always felt within the areas within their jurisdiction.

He urged residents to continue to assist the division curb crime in the area.

Also present at the get-together were some chiefs, the Coordinating Director of La Nkwantanang Municipal Assembly and other senior and junior police officers.

By Linda Tenyah

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