Flashback: Another suspect in police uniform
A 45- year old man who posed as a police officer enlisting applicants into the police service has been arrested by the police pending prosecution.
Kwadwo Afriyie was allegedly charging ghc1, 200 to get applicants recruited into the police service and when arrested, he had in his possession some fake recruitment forms and letterheads of the police.
He had sent out some letters to some of his preys, with some headed ‘’Ghana Police Service Recruitment Medical Laboratory Report’’, ‘’A Letter to postpone all police training centers in the country with immediate effect from August 5 to September 30, 2012.
Ashanti Regional Police Commander, Augustine Gyening who briefed newsmen here could not mention how much he had collected from the public saying the case was still being investigated as there were a lot of people he had allegedly swindled.
He cautioned the public to be wary of people who claim to recruit or know anyone who can help with recruitment and report such to the police, stressing that ‘’ it is only the police administration which recruits people into the service’’.
Also arrested was a 26 year old man, Mark Yama, who faked as a human resource agent of Cable Gold Consult Internet, in Kumasi and claimed to employ market officers for the company.
According to the Police Commander Yama succeeded in swindling a lot of people as interview fee, adding that he was meeting his victims who were coming from outside Kumasi at the Adehyeman Gardens, in Kumasi.
MR Gyening said some of the victims became suspicious of the activities of Yama and reported to the police who arrested him.
Yama, when arrested told the police that the said company did not exist and pleaded for forgiveness. The two suspects, the commander said, were both arrested on August 3, at their hideouts, and had been detained pending prosecution.
In another development, the Police Commander was full of praise for the government for the allocation of 13 vehicles (salon cars and pick-ups) to facilitate the work of the police in the region. The salon cars would be used by the divisional crime officers for surveillance.