Grabbed 13 persons arrested over recruitment scam in National Security

The suspects, numbering 13, were arrested on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Taifa-Burkina.

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A group of persons allegedly recruiting hundreds of people as National Security operatives have been arrested by the Greater Accra Regional police command.

The suspects, numbering 13, according to the Regional Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Afia Tengey were arrested on Saturday, December 5, 2015 at Taifa-Burkina.

Afia Tengey speaking to Accra-based Citi FM said the police received information that a group of persons were recruiting and training people for National Security at Taifa-Burkina.

Read more: 36-Year-Old Identified As Suspect Behind Recruitment Scam

She said based on that intelligence, the police moved to the St Dominic Catholic Church park at Taifa-Burkina where they met about 325 people undergoing physical training for the supposed National Security job.

"On December 5, 2015 at about 7.30am the police received information that a group of people were recruiting for the national security at Taifa Burkina. The police proceeded to the scene at St. Dominic Catholic Church Park and met about 325 people undergoing physical training for the national security," ASP Tenge said.

See also: Another recruitment scam hits Ghana Police Service

"But preliminary investigations indicate the suspects Godson Kwame Duhu, a former national security operative, and also a self-styled national coordinator of an unregistered Afrigan Fidel Suricom collected between Gh¢50 and Gh¢150 each from some of the victims under the pretext of helping them to be enlisted into the security services," she added.

She said a former National Security Operative, Godson Kwame Dohu and a self-styled National Security Coordinator of an unregistered company known as African Fidel Suricom were arrested on the scene.

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