Police recruitment scam:Main suspect re-arrested

AlifaALIFA Adams, 27, the alleged mastermind of the police recruitment scam who reportedly jumped bail, has been re-arrested by the police in Kumasi.

He was arrested on Wednesday and brought down to Accra yesterday, to assist with investigations.

A source close to the Special Investigations Team, confirmed this to The Ghanaian Times on phone yesterday.

The source said the re-arrest of the 27-year-old unemployed, would enable the task force to conduct further investigations into the case.

The Police Administration offered GH¢5,000 bounty to any person with information which could lead to his arrest.

On March 1, a number of young men and women reported at some Police Training schools in the country for enlistment into the Ghana Police Service but were told, it was a scam and therefore, sent away.

Their recruitment letters, which allegedly bore the signature of Mr. Patrick Eden Timbilla, Director-General of Human Resource of the Police were said to be fake.

The Police Administration, however, interdicted Mr. Timbilla and had his bank accounts frozen, for his alleged complicity in the case.

COP Timbilla was reported mentioned by some suspects arrested in connection with the fraud.

Also arrested are Aisha Asumda, alias Aisha Boku Masi, 36, sheabutter seller, Amos Brown, 40, radio presenter, General Corporal Gideon Sarpong of the Visibility Unit, Takoradi, Constable Ruth Agyiri, Central Police station, Koforidua, Pastor Paul Danso of Tarkwa and Richard Harrison.

By Francis Asamoah Tuffour    

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