The Director-General of the Police MTTD COP Aboagye Nyarko says personnel who will be found extorting money from errant motor riders arrested for road infractions will be dealt with accordingly.
His comments come on the back of concerns raised by some errant motor riders who were arrested under the Police Action Against Rider Indiscipline (PAARI) initiative that some MTTD personnel extort monies from them to avoid prosecution.
The operation PAARI has for the last 8 weeks arrested over 100 motor riders in Accra for flouting road regulations.
Addressing the press after issuing warning letters to errant motor riders, COP Aboagye Nyarko urged the citizens to report MTTD personnel found perpetuating illegality.
“This exercise is done to make sure road rules are obeyed. However, it is against the ethic to extort monies from culprits, we have told our men. The giver and receiver are both at fault. Anyone who is apprehended should make sure not to give monies to any policeman, instead, he should come to the police station and follow all the requirements.”
The Ghana Police Service’s Motor Traffic and Transport Department (MTTD) launched a special operation aimed at ensuring strict compliance with road traffic regulations by motorcyclists on April 8, 2022.
This operation is set to ensure that motor riders do not flout traffic regulations and save lives, as records have shown that, the majority of road accidents are caused by motorbikes.