There are reports emerging that seven police officers who rejected bribe of Ghc250,000 in 2015 and were promised of been promoted has since not received their promotional letters.
The names of the Police officers include Superintendent Reverend Samuel Nyamekye Adane-Ameyaw, Chief Inpsector Bossman Asirifi Ababio, Sergeant Kassim Ben Ahmed, Corporal Joseph Sokatsi, Corporal Isaac Chimbuah and Corporal Dickson Frimpong.
The were hailed after they for arresting suspected criminals and the retrieval of 11 AK47 rifles, 10 G3 military rifles, one machine gun (anti-aircraft), and several ammunition at Alabar in Kumasi.
A ceremony was held in honor of the officers. The then Inspector General of Police John Kudalor presented two medals to the men for their bravery, and it included the IGP’s special medal, a dedication and valour medal, a citation and a high commendation certificate and pending promotion.
Information gathered has indicated that it has been six years after receiving the awards but nothing has happened.
This, according to some police officers who spoke on condition of anonymity, has dampened the spirit of some officers in the service.
The source further alleged that though others who had performed similar and even less feat have been promoted, but these personnel are yet to be promoted to their next rank.
Adding that “if they were killed in the course of the deadly operation, the Police Administration would have posthumously promoted them.”
“In December 2018, a sergeant who refused a bribe from a driver who jumped a red traffic light at Tesano was rewarded with a promotion from Sergeant to Inspector immediately, recently, members of a Kumasi highway team that arrested a suspect with a single AK-47 assault rifle were also rewarded with similar promotion, but these men have not be rewarded yet after six years,” the personnel said.
They have therefore appealed to the Inspector General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare and the police council to look into this matter and award them their due promotion since this will motivate others to work better.