TANZANIAN POLICE LAUNCH PROBE INTO OFFICERS SEEKING, RECEIVING BRIBES FROM DRUG DEALERS

DAR-ES-SALAAM, Police in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania's finanicial hib and biggest city, have launched a probe into members of the force accused of seeking and accepting bribes from dug dealers at the directive of the Dar-es-Salaam police Regional Commissioner (RC), Paul Makonda.

Acting Dar-es-Salaam Special Zone Police Commander Lucas Mkondya said here over the weekend that his office had launched the investigation into the matter and that the suspects would be brought to book soon.

Last week, the Regional Commissioner said his office had received crucial information on some police officers seeking and receiving bribes from drug dealers. He added that his office also received information on officers who wrongly and deliberately accuse innocent people of committing crimes.

We have the information that some officers arrest people at Coco Beach on the grounds that they were found making love in public. We have evidence that such accusations are not true but the officers use the loophole to get bribes from innocent people, he said.

He added that some police officers had raided a house and accused the occupants of possessing illicit drugs. He said the officers grabbed 50,000 US dollars from innocent people.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK