General News of Tuesday, 10 March 2015
Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong has described the recent police scam as “politically motivated”.
He says he detected the scam as far back as December 29, 2014, but even when he informed a few well-connected people, no action was taken until the problem came to light.
The Ghana Police Service has since set up a special investigation team to look into the recruitment scam which saw hundreds of people turn up at police training depots across the country with fake recruitment letters after paying huge sums of money.
The Director-General of the Human Resource Department of the Police Service, COP Timbillah, has been indicted in the scam and initially put under house arrest. His bank accounts have reportedly been frozen.
Speaking on Adom FM on Tuesday March 10, 2015, Mr Agyapong recalled his earlier warning.
“I remember talking about this same scam in the police here at Adom FM, but no one took me serious, but I am happy all these scams have been brought before the public.
“Why should a person go for training for a whole six months while others go for training for just two weeks and be recruited? This clearly shows how corrupt they are because I knew they had already recruited their people”.
“This government is very selective, recruiting its own people into the police, discriminating against other people’s right. If you are not an NDC member, then you will not get any job in this country,” he stressed.
“I am urging all of you to pay attention to the Navy and other security agencies because I know that they are secretly recruiting their own people,” Ken Agyapong alleged.