Police Recruitment Scam 2 Police Officers, Pastor Arrested

Five new people have been arrested in connection with police recruitment fraud.

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Two police officers and a man of of God have been arrested in connection with the recent police recruitment scam.

Five people were arrested including a radio presenter.

They are two police officers Constable Ruth Agyiri, 27, of the Central Police Station in Koforidua who allegedly swindled a victim of Gh¢1,500, and Corporal Gideon Sarpong.

The others are a radio presenter of Silver Radio Amos Brown, 40, who according to the Director General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, has taken various sum from over 40 persons to enlist them in the police service, Richard Harrison, 30, who lured others for over Gh¢4,200, and a pastor Paul Danso.

Ampah-Bennin said at a press briefing Thursday that a total of seven people have been arrested in an investigation being led by the Commandant of the Police College DSOP Bright Oduro.

A shea butter seller, Aisha Asumda a 36-year-old lady, has been identified as the principal suspect behind the recruitment scam.

The Inspector General Of Police, Mohammed Alhassan has disclosed that about fourteen (14) persons have been arrested by the police in connection with fraudulent police recruitment exercise.

Hundreds of young men and women turned up at five police training depots last Saturday for enlistment into the Ghana Police Service left disappointed.

They found that their recruitment letters were fake and that the purported enlistment was a scam.

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