Some thirteen persons have been arrested by the Greater Accra Regional Police for attempting to deceitfully recruit about 325 Ghanaians as national security operatives.
The group is said to have started training the new recruits despite not having the authorization to do so.
The Accra Regional Police PRO ASP Affia Tenge said the incident occurred at Taifa Burkina, a suburb of Accra.
She said the police on December 5, 2015, received information that a group was recruiting people for the National Security at Taifa Burkina.
She said “Police proceeded to the scene at the St. Dominic Catholic Church Park at Taifa and met about 325 people undergoing physical training for national security.”
She added that preliminary investigations gathered by the Police revealed that the alleged recruitment was initiated by one, Godson Kwame Dohu, a former national security operative and “a self-styled national coordinator of an unregistered company called Afriganfidel Suricom.”
She said Mr. Dohu collected between GHc50 and GHc150 each from their unsuspecting victims “under the pretex of helping them to be enlisted into the security services.”
ASP Tenge noted that the suspect, Godson Dohu together with 12 others, have been arrested and would be processed for court soon adding that “investigation is still ongoing.”
Early this year, scores of people fell for a similar scam in the police service.
Some senior officers in the administration including the Director-General of Human Resource Department of the Ghana Police Service, COP Patrick Timbilla were interdicted for their alleged role in the scam.