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Timbilla fired over 2015 recruitment scam

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

The former senior Police officer was interdicted after the incident, following his alleged role in the scam in January 2015.

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

A special task-force which was set up to investigate the matter, is said to have seen text message evidence and other correspondence between him and the victims of the scam.

The special task-force therefore recommended his interdiction for fear that he could interfere with the ongoing investigations.

When newsmen 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.

The dismissal comes at a time when the current Inspector General of Police, John Kudalor, is ending his tenure. A new IGP is soon to be announced.

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.





Source: citifmonline

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