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The Ashanti Regional Police Command has arrested a police officer in connection with the whereabouts of two convicts.
The officer, Detective Sergeant Kyei Mensah who is stationed at the Ashanti Central District of the Criminal Investigation Department, is reported to have been influenced with an amount of GHC 10,000 to free the convicts.
Two other officers identified as Chief Inspector Kwame Nyanteh, stationed at Twedie Police Station, Inspector William Armah who is also stationed at the Police Visibility Unit have also been picked up in connection with case.
A statement signed by the Ashanti Regional Police Commander COP Ken Yeboah stated that the officers were arrested “in connection with the whereabouts of the two convicted prisoners identified as Emmanuel Kwame Nyanteh and Frederick Asare who were convicted for the offence of robbery and were sentenced to eleven(11) and ten(10) years respectively on October 12, 2017 by a KMA Circuit court to serve their sentences”.
Preliminary investigations revealed that Detective Sergeant Kyei Mensah who is the investigator of the case aided the escape of the two convicts without taken them to the Kumasi Central Prisons to serve their respective sentences.
The statement also revealed that Detective Sergeant Kyei Mensah also admitted aiding the escape of the convicts after interrogations.
He also admitted that parents of the convicts, Chief Inspector Kennedy Nyanteh and Inspector William Armah influenced him with an amount of Ten Thousand Ghana Cedis(GHC10,000) to free the convicts.
Police say both the Chief Inspector and the Inspector were immediately arrested and have since admitted to have committed the act.
All the three officers are currently in police custody assisting in investigations.
Meanwhile, convict Emmanuel Kwame Nyanteh was rearrested on Friday, February 2, 2018 while efforts are still being made to apprehend convict Frederick Asante who is currently at large.
Police Audit All Convicted Cases
The command has however instituted a team to audit all convicted cases to establish whether the individuals are taken to prison after they have been convicted by a court or otherwise.
The command has since urged the general public to remain calm and to support the police with relevant information adding that it will not in any way protect any officer or group of officers who will involve themselves in any action that will tarnish the image of the law enforcement agency.
Source: Jonathan Ofori || myxyzonline.com