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Seven Policemen Arrested For Recruitment Fraud

Seven Policemen Arrested For Recruitment Fraud Mohammed Alhassan, IGP

The Police Service has arrested 29 people believed to have defrauded unsuspecting individuals under the pretext of getting them recruited into the Police Service.

Out of the 29 perpetrators of the recruitment fraud, seven have been identified as police officers while the rest are civilians.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Directorate (PRD) of the Ghana Police Service and signed by DSP Cephas Arthur, director of Public Affairs noted that five of the cases involving the fraudsters were currently pending before the courts.

The public has therefore been advised to offer information in relation to such fraudulent activities by reporting to the nearest police station, for the necessary action to be taken.

The police administration noted that efforts were being made to deal appropriately with all persons who defrauded unsuspecting people under the pretext of getting them into the Police Service.

When such cases were reported, the Police said, “The perpetrators, be they police officers or civilians, are thoroughly investigated, and when evidence is found against them, they are prosecuted.”

The statement further pointed out that the Police Administration would not shield any police officer who would be cited for recruitment fraud.

Meanwhile, the Police administration has notified the public that it has not yet opened recruitment into the Service for the year 2013 and that when recruitment was due, advert would be placed in the print media and announcement made in the electronic media for the information of the general public.

“We wish to use this opportunity to remind the public that the Police Service does not employ agents to recruit people on its behalf.”

It would be recalled that early this year the Police Service warned the public against the sale of fake police recruitment forms by some individuals.

The report on the sale of the fake recruitment forms broke shortly after other security services such as the Ghana National Fire Service started selling forms to the public.

Police checks indicated that some individuals were making money with the sale of the recruitment forms allegedly from the Service and therefore warned the public to be cautious.

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