The Police Administration has offered a GH¢5,000 bounty to any member of the public with information that will lead to the arrest of Alifa Adams, alias Cassidy or Baaba, a 27-year-old unemployed.
According to the Head of the six-member Special Investigations Taskforce (SIT) probing the police recruitment scam, DCOP Mr Bright Oduro, Alifa, who was a member of the group of suspects arrested in connection with the enlistment fraud that hit the country recently, had jumped bail and all efforts to rearrest him had so far proved futile.
He said Alifa is alleged to be the mastermind in the police recruitment scam and his rearrest, would assist the task force in its investigations into the scam and ensure that every single person behind the fraud was brought to book.
Alifa is fair in complexion and of medium height, with tattoos all over the body, including both arms. He is believed to be hiding at Adum, Kumasi.
Anyone with information should contact the police CID or the nearest police station.
On March 1, 2014 news broke that hundreds of young men and women had turned up at five police training depots for enlistment in the Ghana Police Service but left disappointed after they found out it was a scam.
It was found that their recruitment letters, which had the signature of Mr Timbila, were fake and that the purported enlistment was a fraud.
It took the police a hectic time to drive away the victims, most of them university graduates, who had gone to the Kumasi, Koforidua, Pwalugu, Accra and Ho Police depots with their luggage to begin the training.
The victims were said to have paid money ranging from GH¢2,000 to GH¢3,500 to the fraudsters.
The police have since arrested eight people, including two policemen, as part of investigations to unmask the people behind the latest police recruitment scam.
Two suspects, Aisha Asumda, alias Aisha Boku Masi, a 36-year-old shea butter seller, suspected to have played a key role in the scam, and her accomplice, Alifa Adams, were arrested at Tesano and Adenta, respectively, following a tip off.
The five other suspects include Amos Brown, 40, a radio presenter; General Corporal Gideon Sarpong of the Visibility Unit, Takoradi; Constable Ruth Agyiri, 27, Central Police Station, Koforidua.
The rest are Pastor Paul Danso from Tarkwa and Richard Harrison, 30.
Source: Daily Graphic
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