“I don’t Take Bribes”-Kudalor

The acting Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor, has denied the involvement of superior officers in the receipt of bribes from motorists and other residents in the country.

He has also categorically denied proportioning any amount  to be paid directly to his office either  weekly, monthly and annually  by officers being proceeds of bribes received in various parts of the country as claimed by some bad nuts within the service.

According to him, he has on several occasions heard people claim that bribes received by junior officers is on the instructions of their superiors whom they account to at the close of each working day.

The junior ranks it uncovered, justify these corrupt acts by always disclosing to their victims that there is a quota of the bribes allocated to the police headquarters purposely meant for other senior officers including the IGP.

But speaking to Accra-based Joy Fm, Mr. Kudalor described such claims as untrue and a deliberate attempt by the junior ranks to drag their bosses into unfounded bribery allegations.

“I have worked as a district officer and rose through the various ranks till my appointment as acting IGP. I have never asked anyone to account to me  for bribes he/she receives”, he disclosed.

Mr. Kudalor maintained that it is wrong for police personnel to receive bribes irrespective of the situation indicating that both the recipient and giver are culpable of prosecution if found out.

He has therefore cautioned police officers dragging the name of the police administration into disrepute through such acts to mindful that his outfit will soon crack the whip.