A former national security operative and 11 others have been apprehended by the police for allegedly swindling 325 people, under the pretence of enlisting them into the National Security Service.
The suspects, including two females, were said to have collected between GHS50 and GHS150 from each of the victims at Taifa Burkina in Accra, as training fee.
They are Godson Kwame Duho, the former National Security operative who is also founder of an unregistered security firm, Afrighana Fidel Securicom; Reindof Edisi, Martha Robbinson, Jerry John, Nii Boi Lartey, Faduke Bukari, Grace Obsebe and Kingsford Anane Dogbe, all employees at Afrighana Fidel Securicom.
According to the police, the suspects had engaged in the act for the past three months.
The Greater Accra Regional Police Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police, (ASP) Effia Tenge, briefing The Ghanaian Times, said at about 7:30 a.m., on December 5, the police had information that the suspects were recruiting people for the National Security at Taifa Burkina in Accra.
She said the police proceeded to the scene and met the suspects, supervising the victims to undergo physical training exercise.
ASP Tenge said preliminary investigations revealed that the suspects made their victims sign a National Security training agreement form and provided copies of their educational certificates, ID cards and birth certificates for registration.
She said the suspects were in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.
By Agnes Opoku Sarpong