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Police IG takes inducement for promotion

Police IG takes inducement for promotion

The recent promotion of senior police officers apparently casts blame of bribery given the Inspector General of Police Francis Munu (in photo).

Sources say persons promoted paid bribes of raw US dollars to the office of the Inspector General of Police.

It is alleged also that most of who now serve as UN peacekeepers bribed their way for promotion to senior ranks in the police.

In an interview with a displeased police superintendent, he revealed how hundreds of senior police officers have had their names dropped from promotion list because they did not pay bribes to persons in charge of promotion.

He furthered that he was a lawyer and has a double masters.

In his measurement, he told this press that he was never paid as a lawyer, but has been receiving a just police salary.

That he has served as a competent police officer/lawyer for a considerable number of years.

“I am overqualified and competent for promotion. It sounds unfortunate that the IG never considered me for promotion, instead conferred same to incompetent officers.” the source said.

Some officers that spoke to this press confirmed they are disappointed at the manner in which the recently released promotion was issued out.

They said the process was ‘unjust’ of the Inspector General in the promotion of persons he sees as his ‘bodies’ or who have given him money.

In an effort to get comment from the IG, he defiantly said he will make no pronouncement in reaction to allegations that he received bribes from some of whom he promoted, but rather go ahead to say, “whosoever want to resign because he/she has not been promoted let him/her do so.”

It could be recalled that promotions from the rank of Inspector upwards were released just about a week past.

That the recently released promotion has been seen as a test case to the Police IG’s first step since his taking over as the new boss.

Even though his appointment was marred with political flavor, facts have it that IG Munu has set up an unwholesome cabal geared towards relaying information that castigates those that are not in his good books.

Sources say competent and worth promoting police officers have been left to pine away without promotion.

Unconfirmed information states that some senior police officers have threatened to quit.

By Amza Fordia

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