Fake Certificates 41 police recruits sacked for forged documents

The affected trainees, who have been arrested, were recruited on November 15, 2016 and had been in the training schools for the past four months.

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About 41 police trainees have been dismissed by the Ghana Police Service after they were found culpable of falsifying the documents they used in their applications.

The affected trainees, who have been arrested, were recruited on November 15, 2016 and had been in the training schools for the past four months.

The police trainees, who have been granted police bail, are said to have either altered results on their certificates or changed the names on the certificates.

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Out of the number, 22  trainees were dismissed  from the Puwalugu Police Training School in the Upper East Region, 10  from the Kumasi Police Training School in the Ashanti Region, five from the Police Training School in the Greater Accra Region, two from the Police Training School in Koforidua, Eastern Region, while two were from the Ho Police Training School in the Volta Region.

play Director of Public Affairs of Ghana Police, Superintendent Cephas Arthur

 

Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police, Superintendent Cephas Arthur said the process of checking the backgrounds of recruits would continue.

He said the dismissal of the recruits was part of background investigation being undertaken by the Police Administration.

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"We are still doing background checks on the recruits that we have in our training schools and anytime we stumble on any fact that will make someone unsuitable to be a police officer, we will expel the person," he said.

He further advised the public to disregard other publications suggesting the dismissed recruits have been placed on a "so-called protocol list".

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