Regional News of Monday, 4 March 2013


12 arrested with fake certificates

Twelve suspects have been arrested for allegedly presenting fake Diploma in Education certificates from the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to seek teaching appointments with the Ghana Education Service.

The suspects were arrested while going through the appointment process in Dormaa Ahenkro after the Dormaa Municipal Education Office had alerted the police.

They include Joseph A. Diawuo, Thomas Dadzie Mensah, Mary Yaa Donkyi, Diana Adwoa Manu, Agnes Yaa Dartey and Felix Kofi Sei.

Others are Joseph Kumi, Philip Mensah, Mohammed Adjei Baah Hassan, Samuel Oppong, Justice Issah Kwabena Baah and Doris Gyabaah.

The Dormaa Municipal Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Mr Mahamud Yussif, told the Daily Graphic in Dormaa Ahenkro yesterday that the certificates presented by the suspects for the teaching appointment were submitted to the Academic Affairs Office of the UCC for verification, which revealed that 15 out of them were fake.

The Dormaa Municipal Education Office subsequently informed the police about the development and the police in turn arrested the 12 suspects.

The remaining three, identified as Konadu K. Yiadom, Bertha Acheampong and Nicholas Kwadwo Nketiah, are still at large.