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V/R: Three arrested for police recruitment scam

Three persons are in the grips of police in the Volta Region for allegedly engaging in recruitment fraud in the ongoing security services recruitment.

The three, Amenya Bernard, aged 18, Godsway Adzika, 21 and Godson Wemegah, also 21 were arrested by the Volta Regional Police Command in Akatsi on September 14, 2021.

Their arrest, according to a statement issued by the police, “follows a fraudulent Facebook publication purported to have been created by the Volta Regional Police Commander, DCOP Mr. Edward Oduro Kwanteng, advertising to assist potential applicants to be enlisted into the Ghana Police Service.”

Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that many victims have paid various sums of money to the fraudsters with the hope of being favored in the ongoing exercise.

The statement, issued and signed by Head of Public Affairs at the Volta Regional Police Command, DSP Effia Tenge, cautioned the public not to fall for any of such scams since the command is not responsible for any of such exercises.

“The command wishes to state that it is not responsible for recruiting persons into the service, as such, desperate applicants should be wary of protocol allocations being offered all over the place.”

So far, a total of five persons have been picked up in the past weeks for engaging in such fraudulent recruitment activities, the statement revealed.

The police further urged persons who have fallen victims to report to the command to assist in investigation and prosecution.

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