One more held over enlistment scam

COP. Prosper Kwame Agblor(middle),addressing theOne more person has been arrested in connection with the alleged GH¢1.2 million police enlistment scam.

The arrest of Wuni Salinko, 39, a self styled businessman, brings to four the number of people being held in connection with the fraud case.

At a press briefing in Accra yesterday, COP Prosper Kwa-me Agblor, Director-General of the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), said two more accomplices, Peter Atariwuni Seidu,an accountant at the Kumasi Metropolitan Assembly and another, only named as Mafin Yaano Williams, were being sought for by the police.

COP Agblor said Salinko had been remanded into police custody by an Accra Circuit Court to appear on January 19, while the three other suspects, Aisha Asumda, also known as Aisha Boku Masi, 36,a shea butter seller, Johua Palba,35, and Ariel Lamptey, 31, both unemployed, had since been granted bail by the same court.

The Ghanaian Times on December 31, reported that three people were arrested for allegedly defrauding 300 people of GH¢1.2 million under the pretext of enlisting them into the Ghana Police Service.

The victims, including wives of military men, were reported to have been grouped into two categories of first degree holders and Senior High School graduates, and charged GH¢7,000 and GH¢4,000 each, respectively.

The report said the suspects were arrested on December 24 at the 37 Military Hospital, where they had gone to receive additional money.

It said in September, this year, the Human Resource Department of the Ghana Police Service, started receiving calls from individuals all over the country enquiring about an on-going enlistment exercise.

The report said intelligence gathered over the period, indicated that while Aisha was going about her sheabutter business in the three northern regions, at the same time she kept telling people that there was an ongoing enlistment of people from the Northern and Volta regions into the Ghana Police Service.

By Anita Nyarko


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