40-year-old nabbed in connection with fraudulent recruitment

The Western Regional Police Command has arrested a 40-year-old man for his alleged involvement in the fraudulent police recruitment exercise.

The suspect, Amos Kofi Brown, also called Ogyaframa claimed he is a Marketing Manager of Radio Silver, a private radio station in Sekondi.

According to the police, the suspect managed to dupe the unsuspecting victims of monies totalling about GHC160,000.

The police explained that the modus operandi of Amos Brown was that he purportedly collected GHC 4,000.00 from each applicant after issuing them with fake recruitment letters.

The police said the suspect claimed that about 40 people paid the recruitment fee.

Briefing journalists in Sekondi, the Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP Isaac Alex Quainoo, said the suspect was arrested on March 3, 2015.

He indicated that on that day, at about 5 pm, personnel of the Regional Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service had information that the suspect was collecting monies from unsuspecting youth in the metropolis.

The Commander noted that Amos Kofi Brown was collecting the monies under the pretext of recruiting the youth into the Ghana Police Service.

He mentioned that the team traced the suspect to his house at Bakaekyir near Sekondi and arrested him.

A search in his room revealed 16 photocopies of result slips, four Ghana Police appointment letters and prospectus as well as six birth certificates.

The rest were list of names of alleged victims, one Ghana Commercial Bank pay in slip bearing the name Patrick Eden Timbilla with face value of GHC 11,400 and account number 1181120007220, dated October 21, 2014.

“Eleven passport size photographs and brown envelope having the address and account number of Patrick Eden Timbilla were also found”, the regional commander added.

DCOP Quainoo stressed that the suspect claimed ownership of the items found in his room and mentioned one Baba Alifa residing in the Central region as his accomplice.

The suspected claimed he gave all the monies he took from the victims to Alifa.

The police commander assured that efforts were underway to apprehend the accomplice.

The police commander mentioned that even though the suspect claimed to be an employee of Radio Silver, the management of the station said Kofi Brown did not work with the station.

However, the police suspect Kofi Brown is a staff there and even drives one of the radio station’s vehicles. 

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