Police recruitment scammer arrested

Police recruitment scammer arrested

- A police recruitment scammer succeeded in deceiving and taking monies from some of his own church members

- The suspect is currently under strict police investigations and yet to appear in court for trial

The Tema Police Command have arrested a 33-year-old man, Joshua Asante, for allegedly posing as an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), who was recruiting personnel for the Ghana Police Service.

The suspect had succeeded in taking over GHC 6,000 from unsuspecting colleague church members who want to be enlisted into the police service at the time of his arrest.

According to an Adomonline.com report, luck eluded Joshua Asante when some disgruntled victims reported the issue to the Ashaiman Divisional Police as the recruitment exercise failed to materialise.

Police recruitment scammer arrested

Joshua Asante, the suspect

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The police then proceeded to arrest him on May, 10, and he has since been assisting in investigations.

The Ghana Police Service has over the years been bedeviled with recruitment scams by suspected personnel from within the service and other fraudsters outside the service.

The arrest and further prosecution of the suspect according to the police are to serve as a deterrent to others out there who have the intention of perpetuating such criminal acts.

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At a media briefing on Monday, the Tema Regional Police PRO, DSP Joseph Darkwa says the suspect will be arraigned before court.

“He is nowhere near the police service. He claims to be a graduate of KNUST. This claim also proves to be false. Investigations so far reveal that he has completed S.H.S level ….he will be arraigned before court,” he indicated.

Meanwhile, DSP Joseph Darkwa has sounded a word of caution to Ghanaians to desist from engaging people who claim to recruit personnel for the police service.

“We want to stress that we don’t have any middlemen who recruit for police. Therefore we are also pleading with the general public that under no circumstance should anybody pay any amount to anybody under the pretext of being enlisted into the police service,” he cautioned.

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