Traffic police swallows his 'hard earned' Sh2,000 bribe to avoid arrest by EACC
The police has not reported to work today, in fear of arrest.
To conceal evidence, the police officer who is attached to the Kisauni Dog Unit, reportedly decided to swallow the Sh2,000 he had collected before he ran away after he was caught red-handed by the Ethics and Anticorruption sleuth, while on patrol in the area.
EACC’s regional boss George Ojowi told journalists that the officer, who is yet to return to his work station, was caught taking money from a tuk tuk driver at Kongowea Market Wednesday evening. The police has not reported to work today, in fear of arrest.
“He took off with the money and swallowed it to hide the evidence, but we are following up with his seniors and we will catch up with him,” Ojowi said.
He added: “Officers from the dog section are not entitled to traffic work and we will want to know why he was on the road taking bribe.”
In the meantime, the accused officer remained offline, Ojowi said, adding that his phone is currently switched off.
“My team is back at the station and is collecting more information which will help in tracing him and bringing him to book,” Ojowi said.
He said they had stepped up efforts to arrest corrupt officers who demand money on the roads.
“Business will not be as usual. We have officers all over the county and we got the supports of the police commanders in the county,” he added.
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