Police round up 57 fake national service persons

Police round up 57 fake national service persons

- The police are currently investigating the matter and would soon bring them before the courts for prosecution

- The Executive Director of the NSS, Mustapha Ussif, revealed that the allowances of about 8000 personnel are on hold

- He explained that it is as a result of investigations into technical challenges and inconsistencies in the registration process

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The police have arrested 57 persons who posed as national service persons.

Police round up 57 fake national service persons

Mustafa Ussif, acting Executive Director of the NSS

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According to the Acting Executive Director of the National Service Secretariat (NSS), Mustapha Ussif, they were rounded by in Tamale.

The case is currently being investigated by the police, and they would be processed before the courts soon.

In a related development, Mustafa Ussif added that some technical hitches prevented the release of monies to be paid as allowances to the personnel.

He added that it was as a result of technical hitches and inconsistencies in the process of authentication and validation of all national service personnel across the country.

He added that all service personnel who failed to take part in the biometric registration exercise were not captured as part of those eligible to take allowances for September 2017.

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All such persons, he stated, are to visit any of the designated centres in Accra, Kumasi or Tamale in order to complete their biometric registration.

This, he explained, would ensure that their details are captured so that their names could be validated for payment of allowances.

The NSS has meanwhile asked persons who have relevant information on imposters to help expose them.

It has announced the payment of allowances for 58,000 service personnel in the public sector for the month of September, 2017.

The allowances of about 8,000 are on hold; they are under investigation over suspicion of impersonation and disqualification.

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