Police Recruitment 27 applicants arrested for forging documents

The suspects include seven males and 20 females, Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chief Inspector Kingsley Augustine Oppong told the media.

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The Brong Ahafo Regional Police commend has arrested 27 applicants partaking of this year’s Police recruitment, after they were found to have presented fake documents.

The suspects include seven males and 20 females, Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Chief Inspector Kingsley Augustine Oppong told the media.

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According to him, the suspects are currently on Police enquiry bail, but have been asked to report frequently to to the regional Police headquarters to assist Police in their investigations.

Explaining what led to their capture, Chief Inspector Oppong said the suspects presented forged documents and fake information during the recruitment process.

He said their offences range between forging of birth dates, faking birth certificates and tempering with academic results.

He said the Police has noticed that all the arrested persons are from Techiman, Nkoranza, Sampa, Dormaa-Ahenkro or Nsoatre in the Brong Ahafo region.

This, he said, has raised suspicions over who aided the suspects to fake their information and documents, since all suspects had similar documents which seemed to have been laminated to outwit the officials.

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Chief Inspector Oppong further stated that the Police is still on the look out to apprehend anybody who presents fake or forged documents during the recruitment process.

He added that a total of 8,444 applications were received and by Sunday, February 4 those who qualified for the aptitude test would write an examination before qualification to the stage of health screening and medical examination.

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