Thursday, 15 September 2016

400 Angolan traffic police lose their jobs for extortion of motorists

Angolan police have announced the
reassignment of 400 traffic police

suspected of enriching themselves by
extorting money from motorists in the
capital Luanda.
The Commissioner General of Police,
Ambrosio de Lemos told the press on
Wednesday that the suspects have
been assigned other tasks such as
maintaining public order, border
protection or monitoring of criminal
investigations and threatened that they
will face disciplinary proceedings.
“Some police officers have resorted to
abusive practices. They have been
replaced to better serve the
population,” he added.
“ Some police officers have
resorted to abusive
practices. They have been
replaced to better serve the
population. ”
The police chief warned motorists to
“avoid paying the police bribes to avoid
fines”.
Some 9,000 police officers work in the
Angolan capital. The country is ranked
163rd out of 168 in the 2016
Transparency International Corruption
Index.