Unemployment Public servant jailed over recruitment scam

Favour Rose Jasmatu, a Mass Education Officer of the Department of Community Development in the Asante-Akim Central Municipality, was additionally ordered to refund the money.

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A public servant, found guilty by the Juaso Circuit Court of swindling some unemployed graduates of their cash totaling GHȼ44,300 under the guise of helping them to secure jobs, has been sentenced to four years imprisonment.

 Favour Rose Jasmatu, a Mass Education Officer of the Department of Community Development in the Asante-Akim Central Municipality, was additionally ordered to refund the money.

 She had used a faked letterhead of the Local Government Service (LGS) to convince the victims that she could assist them to gain employment into the Service.

 She was charged with defrauding by false pretences and pleaded guilty to the offence.

 Her accomplice, whose name was given as Mohammed Bawa is however, on the run.

 Police Detective Inspector Thomas Obuor told the court, presided over by Mr. Fredrick Tetteh that, in all, 31 people fell for the bait and paid various sums of money to her in September 2014   

After waiting for months without any sign of Favor delivering on her promise, the victims became suspicious and made formal reports to the police in Konongo.

 

GNA

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