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Bail is free – Police Commander tells officers to desist from extorting money from suspects

The Awutu Senya Police Commander, Superintendent Joshua Semenyo has cautioned police officers who engage in extorting money from suspects before bailing them to desist from that action.

According to Superintendent Semenyo, some police officers take advantage of suspects who desperately want to be bailed and charge them illegally to pay money before they’re released from Police cell.

He was responding to concerns from vagrants during a sensitisation program on their rights and responsibilities on Thursday, July 8, 2021.

The programme started with introductory video on the deplorable conditions of Ghana’s prisons, presentation on by-laws, education on rights and responsibilities and concerns from participants.

It is an open knowledge that there was a charge associated with securing bail for a suspect.

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