Daylight Bribery at Mile 38 Checkpoint
Reports reaching this press point out that the Mile 38 checkpoint along the Freetown highway is becoming notorious for bribery and naked corruption.
In an extraordinary investigation championed by this press on Wednesday 17th October 2012, it came out clear that officers manning the check point are not seeking the interest of the security apparatus but rather themselves.
Our investigation also proved the bookings for vehicles that are plying that route ranges from – big trucks pays Le 40,000, small vans Le6,000 and taxi cars Le2,000.
It was also noticed that unlicensed vehicles make up for special arrangements as the case may be.
Sources further allege that all other security personnel within the Mile 38 checkpoint are at each other’s throat to be posted to the said checkpoint.
The checkpoint is made up of Military Police, ONS personnel, OSD personnel, SLP and the representative of the Director of Agriculture whose main official duty is to monitor vehicles coming with timber, charcoal, and other wood materials.
This is a case for the police and the country’s Anti Corruption Commission (ACC) as the exchange of hands in that location have become insipid to the bewilderment of commuters and residents of the community.
By: Raymond Bai-Kamara (Gbanka-Potho frn)
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