Police search for hidden police training camp

Ernest Sarfo

The Ghana Police Service has begun investigations to uncover a fake police recruit training camp in the Afram Plains.

This follows the arrest of two fake police officers who have been extorting money from residents by the Kwabenya District police.

One of those arrested was allegedly trained in the illegal camp.

The police in Kwabenya said persistent complaints from residents about unauthorized operations within the area prompted increased vigilance.

This, the police said, led to the arrest of a 24-year-old Ernest Sarfo by the police visibility team.

Ernest had reportedly mounted road check but his improper dressing gave him up.

He told the police he was among 80 people recruited by one Francis and trained in the Afram Plains.

Ernest claimed he was posted to Walewale after graduation but the station rejected him insisting they did not receive any notice from the headquarters to that effect.

He managed to produce recruitment form and appointment letter, which were found to be fake.

Although the suspect gave contacts to the said agent who recruited him, efforts to reach him on phone have proven futile.

Preliminary investigations by the police revealed that Ernest paid a total of 2,500 cedis for the training which lasted 30 days.

He has since been admitted to bail to assist the police in the investigations.

Enock Bah
Enock Bah

The second fake police man, Enock Bah, was arrested on July 1, at Obom Junction by okada operators.

Enock Bah, a private security man, told the police he stole the police accoutrements from a police relative who was once stationed at kwabenya.

However, records at the police station showed that none of the names he mentioned ever worked there.


By Peter Adator | TV3 |

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