The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Dr. George Akufo Dampare has released lengthy statement reacting to a recent survey that tagged the Ghana Police Service as the most corrupt institution in the country.
A few days ago, the Ghana Statistical Services (GSS) together with other stakeholders conducted a research and placed the police service as the most corrupt public institution in Ghana.
The research, which was christened; Corruption in Ghana, Peoples Experiences and Views,’ covered a total of 24 public institutions.
The survey aimed to unearth corrupt institutions and provide data that will guide the formulation of policies in arresting the menace.
According to the survey, more than GHC17.4 million in bribes were paid in 2021. Police officers topped the list of public officials who take bribes with 53.2%.
Lands Commission officers, prosecutors, judges or magistrates and immigration officers were also found to be in the top three categories of public officials who received the largest cash bribes paid in 2021.
But the Inspector-General of Police, George Akuffo Dampare does not seem satisfied with the findings, not only regarding the description of his outfit as most corrupt, but in other areas including methodology.