A new study by the African Institute of Crime, Policy and Governance Research investigated police interactions with commercial vehicle (‘trotro’) drivers during the period of Covid-19 lockdown. The study, conducted by Dr Justice Tankebe and Dr Kofi E Boakye, involved a survey of 300 drivers operating from bus terminals at Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
The majority of drivers felt police officers were fair in the enforcement of Covid-19 regulations. However, the drivers also reported experiences of police corruption, with 62% reporting payment of bribes to avoid arrest. Not surprisingly, there was an overall dissatisfaction with the work of the police during the lockdown.
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