Police Connection Men Warned


ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko

INDIVIDUALS WHO posed as connection men by taking money from desperate people with the promise of helping them to enroll into the Ghana Police Service, have been sternly cautioned to refrain from doing so.

ASP Mohammed Yussif Tanko, the Ashanti Regional Police PRO, has stated that it is illegal for anybody to collect money from people with the assurance of helping them to become policemen.

He therefore warned unscrupulous persons that are secretly acting as connection men in the recruitment of people into the police service to stop in their own interest, or risked having an issue with the laws of the land.

“Anybody that will be apprehended acting as a link man for people that want to be enrolled into the Ghana Police Service would be quickly processed to court for the laws of the country to deal with him/her,” he cautioned.

The police PRO lamented that there had been several instances where innocent people got duped by such con men.

ASP Tanko was speaking with Don Dada, who is the host of ‘Dwabirem,’ a flagship programme of Otec FM in Kumasi. This was when the programme was aired live from the premises of the police headquarters in Kumasi, recently.


Speaking on the show which was dubbed ‘Time with the Police,’ the police PRO admonished people who are hankering to be enrolled into the police service to adhere to due process so that they would not be in trouble.

According to him, anyone that would be caught trying to pay money to someone to assist him/her to be enrolled into the police service would also be processed before the law court because such action is illegal.

ASP Tanko observed that the police service had become attractive in recent years and this positive development, he indicated, had increased the number of people that want to be enrolled into the service.

He however said that some unscrupulous persons have taken advantage of the mad rush to dupe innocent people, urging the public to watch out.

ASP Tanko stated that when the recruitment time into the police service is due, the police hierarchy would announce it and direct interested people to places that they could get the application forms to purchase.

FROM I.F. Joe Awuah Jnr., Kumasi