Police officer arrested for taking bribe in Kirkuk

The officer had demanded a sum of money in exchange for releasing a private vehicle that had violated the law.
The logo of the Iraqi Commission of Integrity (CoI). (Photo: Kurdistan24)
The logo of the Iraqi Commission of Integrity (CoI). (Photo: Kurdistan24)

ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – A police officer in Kirkuk has been arrested for taking a bribe, and an arrest warrant has been issued for another officer ranked Lieutenant Colonel (Muqadam). Additionally, a man has been arrested in Baghdad on drug charges.

The Iraqi Commission of Integrity (CoI) announced in a statement that its teams apprehended a police officer from the Kirkuk Employees Security Office - Internal Affairs while he was taking a bribe from a citizen, as per Article 307 of the Criminal Code.

The officer had demanded a sum of money in exchange for releasing a private vehicle that had violated the law.

Upon being informed of the matter, the CoI coordinated with the citizen to set up an ambush in Kirkuk, which led to the officer's arrest while accepting the bribe.

The statement also mentioned that an arrest warrant has been issued for the director of the Kirkuk Employees Security Office - Internal Affairs, who holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel (Muqadam). The director is under investigation for the same issue.

In a separate incident, the police directorate of Baghdad's al-Rasafa area reported that a citizen was arrested while attempting to flee. The individual was found carrying a pistol, drug pills, drug use equipment, several identity cards, and passports.

These actions reflect ongoing efforts by Iraqi authorities to combat corruption and drug-related crimes in the country.