3 persons arrested for police recruitment scam in Volta Region

3 persons arrested for police recruitment scam in Volta Region

  • Three persons have been arrested for engaging in police recruitment fraud
  • They allegedly created a fake Facebook publication of the Volta Regional Police Commander to defraud people
  • Many people have reportedly fallen victim to their ways

Ho - The Volta Regional Police Command has arrested three young men for their involvement in police recruitment fraud.

The three, Amenya Bernard, aged 18, Godsway Adzika, and Godson Wemegah, both aged 21 were apprehended in Akatsi on September 14, 2021.

In a report filed by StarrNews, it was stated that they faked a Facebook publication believed to have been created by the Volta Regional Police Commander, Edward Oduro Kwanteng, seeking to help prospective recruits into the service.

3 persons arrested for police recruitment scam in Volta Region
3 persons arrested for police recruitment scam in Volta Region Photo credit: Ghana Police Service (modified by author)
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According to the report, many people who fell victim to them have paid various sums of money with the hope of being favored in the ongoing exercise.

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This is not the first time such information of middlemen scamming people with the intent of recruiting them into the security service has come up.

DSP Effia Tenge, the head of Police Public Affairs in the Volta Region, has called on the public not to fall for any of such scams.

Recruitment will be based on merit

The Ministry of Interior has stated that this year's recruitment into the various security services will purely be based on merit.

In a statement issued on Friday, September 10, the Ministry said the “recruitment will be based on merit”.

The Chief Director of the Ministry, Adelaide Anno-Kumi, said the 11,000 Ghanaians that will be recruited into services will enhance security in the country.

Selections have been made for security services

The parliamentary aspirant for Ayawaso West Wuogon during the 2020 elections on the ticket of the NDC, John Dumelo, has shared his concerns over the recent recruitment into the police and other services.

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Dumelo shared his frustration on why it is not appropriate for government to charge money for forms to get people employed.

According to him, some of these job seekers do not even have the money that is being requested to purchase these forms.

In a post Dumelo shared on his Twitter page, he shared how a young man in the Ashanti region requested 100 cedis to buy forms.

I will sponsor Mahama in 2024 - Wontumi

Away from recruitment, the Ashanti Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Benard Antwi Boasiako, popularly known as Chairman Wontumi, has stated that he will personally sponsor John Dramani Mahama for the 2024 elections.

According to him, he will do everything possible to ensure that former president John Mahama leads NDC into the 2024 polls just so he loses the election.

In a report filed by 3news.com, he described Mahama as the NDC's weakest link whose political career is on life support.

Source: Yen

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