Man nabbed over police enlistment scam

Suspect Samuel  Oduro Ayeh

Suspect Samuel Oduro Ayeh

A self-style police man has been arrested by the police at Achimota, in Accra, for police enlistment fraud.

Samuel Oduro Ayeh, 25, unemployed, was reported to have taken GH¢4,000 from Nathaniel Ocloo, a driver, to enlist him into the police service, but failed to deliver on his promise.

The Tesano Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent (Chief Supt) Oduro Amaning, who confirmed the arrest to the Ghanaian Times, in Accra, said Ayeh is in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.

He said early June, this year; the suspect approached Ocloo and introduced himself as a policeman, who could assist him (victim) get recruitment into the police service.

The Police Commander said the victim gave Ayeh GH¢4,000 to facilitate the process, but after taking the money he absconded.

Chief Supt Amaning said on December 12, victim spotted suspect at Achimota, and raised the alarm and he was apprehended.

The Police Commander said the suspect, who has been charged for defrauding by false pretense and impersonation, was in police custody assisting in investigation.

He urged people, who have fallen victim to such scam to report to the police for assistant.

Chief Supt Amaning urged the public to be wary of fraudsters or middle men, adding that “if you want to be enlisted into any of the security agencies, look out for advertisement and apply.”

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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