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CORRUPT, DRUNKARD POLICE OFFICERS TO BE DISMISSED

By Nema Juma

Drunkard police officers, those nabbed taking bribes and harassing civilians will be arrested and dismissed from the force, police warned yesterday.

This came following the rampant cases of bribery and harassment of civilians by some drunkard police personnel. In June, some 37 traffic police officers were dismissed by the Minister of Interior, Michael Chiengjiek for corruption allegations.

Speaking to Juba Monitor yesterday, the National Police Service Spokesperson, Major Gen. Daniel Justin said a professional standard unit personnel have been planted on the streets and residential areas to monitor police officers committing bad acts.

“If any of the citizens is being harassed by the traffic officers, you as a citizen go to the nearest police station and report the case,” said Maj. Gen. Justin. “Don’t run to the media but talk to the police personnel they will help you,” the police spokesperson added.

He further said the deployed professional standard unite will monitor the behaviors of the traffic police officers and those who drink alcohol on duty and find out those who take bribes.

“We are also doing some awareness like when officers go on duty we always talk to them on how to respect the citizens,” Maj. Gen. Justin added.

The police spokesperson narrated that there was a lady who was harassed by police officers at night and when she reported to police station, they were arrested.

He urged citizens to report any case of violations to police so that the perpetrators are brought to book.

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