General News of Friday, 6 March 2015
The Ghana Police Service has interdicted one of its top Officers, COP Patrick Timbillah, the Director General in charge of Human Resource Development, for his alleged role in a recent police recruitment scam.
COP Timbillah was initially placed under house arrest. His movement will be restricted by the Police Service.
COP Timbillah cannot leave his house nor travel anywhere during the course of investigations into the scam.
A committee set up by the Police to investigate the scam traced a letter of the fraudulent recruitment to COP Timbillah, thus his arrest.
The investigations, according to Rev Ampah Benin, director general in charge of public affairs of the Ghana Police Service could be over in the next one week after which prosecutions will begin.
Seven people are already in police custody over the recruitment rip-off last weekend.
They include two police officers Constable Ruth Agyiri, 27, of the Central Police Station in Koforidua who allegedly swindled a victim of Gh¢1,500, and Corporal Gideon Sarpong.
The others are a radio presenter of Silver Radio Amos Brown, 40, who according to the Director General of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service David Nenyi Ampah-Bennin, has taken various sum from over 40 persons to enlist them in the police service, Richard Harrison, 30, who lured others for over Gh¢4,200, and a pastor Paul Danso.