Two persons have been arrested by the police at Abuakwa, near Kumasi, for allegedly defrauding over 200 people in a sham recruitment scheme.
The suspects — Sampson Appiah Dankwa, 50, and Alex Abena, 40 — allegedly collected nearly GH¢1 million from their victims under the pretext of aiding them to enlist into the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) and the Ghana Police Service.
Some of the suspects lodged a complaint with the police at Abuakwa, and initial investigations led to the arrest of the suspects upon a tip-off.
Dankwa is said to have posed as a police officer, while Abena posed as a military officer with the name Captain Halima Nuhu.
The police retrieved from the suspects copies of military and police letterheads and recruitment-related materials which they used to convince their victims.
According to the Abuakwa District Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Mr Joseph Nyaaba, Dankwa is a former Assistant Head Teacher of the Daaba DA Junior High School in the Atwima Nwabiagya District in the Ashanti Region.
He said Dankwa, realising that he would be arrested, quickly sought for transfer from the Ashanti Region to the Kwamedikrom DA JHS in the Sefwi area in the Western Region.
He said the police arraigned the suspects before the Nkawie Circuit Court immediately after their arrest.
Mr Nyaaba said the court, presided over by Mr John Michael Abbey, on Friday remanded the accused in police custody to reappear on September 13, 2016.
Source: Daily Graphic
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