Hundreds storm K’si police depot

Hundreds of people issued with fake recruitment letters by some fraudsters got stranded at the Police Training Depot at Patasi, in Kumasi, in the early hours of Saturday.

The victims were said to have turned up at the depot with their enlistment letters for training but were told no such training was being offered.

They claimed they received letters asking them to report at the training school on Saturday , but authorities turned them away saying they did not have any such communication about their training.

According to eye-witnesses, it was quite a scene as some of the victims sat on their luggage at the depot and wept.

The development has compelled the Police Administration to launch investigations into the case as to who issued out the letters.

When the Ashanti Regional Police Public Affairs Unit Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mohammed Yusif Tanko, was contacted, he said it was a national affair and that the Police Communication Directorate should be contacted.

In a telephone conversation with the head of the Police Public Affairs Directorate, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, admitted that there were a lot of people who got stranded nationwide at the depots and that there was no recruitment exercise anywhere.

He was surprised about the trend and said investigations were ongoing to find out how the letters got to the victims.

From Kingsley E. Hope,Kumasi

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