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General News of Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Timbilla fired over 2015 recruitment scam

After two years of investigations into the 2015 recruitment scam, the former Director General in-charge of Human Resource at the Ghana Police Service, COP Patrick Timbilla has been fired.

The former senior Police officer was interdicted following his alleged role in one of the biggest Police recruitment scams in January 2015.

Timbilla was subsequently placed under house arrest after he was implicated by some of the victims of the recruitment fraud.

The special taskforce which was set up to investigate the matter is said to have seen text message evidence and other correspondence between him and the victims.

The special taskforce therefore recommended his interdiction for fear of interfering with the ongoing investigations.

When Citi News contacted COP Timbilla, he stated that “I will comment at the right time through a press conference.”

Police sources have indicated that COP Timbilla intends to appeal his dismissal.

Recruitment scam

In 2015, hundreds of men and women arrived at five police training depots for enlistments into the Ghana Police Service but they were turned away after it was discovered that the enlistment was a scam and their recruitment letters were fake.

The Interior Ministry together with the Ghana Police Administration launched investigations into the matter and mounted an intensive search for the culprits. Some culprits implicated in the scam were subsequently arrested.