Man swindles prospective police recruits of GHc150,000

Man swindles prospective police recruits of GHc150,000

The head teacher of a basic school in Keta in the Volta Region has been arrested for allegedly swindling two hundred and ninety people in a police recruitment scam.

Elias Bida is said to have taken GHc150,000 from the prospective police recruits, according to a report by myjoyonline.com.

The suspect, according to the report, said he sent the money he collected from the victims to his accomplices via mobile money.

The police, this year, made an effort to reduce such recruitment scams by selling forms to prospective recruits at banks.

The prospective recruits after purchasing the forms are required to register online to reduce direct human involvement in the process.

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It is not immediately clear how Bida Elias Bida and 'some people in very high positions', according to the report, managed to circumvent this process to defraud the victims of the amount.

Last year, a similar recruitment scam led to the interdiction of some top police officers.

Two hundred police recruits had gone to police training school with what later appeared to be fake recruitment letters.

Ten people, including police officers, were arrested in connection with the scandal, including the director general of police human resource and administration, COP Patrick Timbilla, who was later interdicted.

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