The police have arrested a 21-year-old man suspected to be the leader of a police recruitment scam.
The suspect, Frank Fenuku Junior, was arrested at Zongo Junction, an area at Adentan in Accra, on September 27, 2021.
Earlier on September 14, 2021, three persons said to be his accomplices were arrested over a fraudulent Facebook publication purported to have been created by the Volta Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Edward Oduro Kwateng, seeking to assist potential applicants to be enlisted into the Ghana Police Service.
A statement signed by the Deputy Public Relations Officer of the Volta Regional Police Command, Inspector Prince Dogbatse, said Fenuku allegedly admitted to being the mastermind behind the false Facebook account aimed at defrauding interested applicants.
The three accomplices — Bernard Amenyah, 18; Godsway Adzikah, 23, and Godson Wemegah — are on trial at the Ho Circuit Court.
Fenuku, the statement said, gave further details about how he conspired with others to swindle unsuspecting victims of their money, under the pretext of allocating protocol slots for them in the ongoing Police Service recruitment.
Police investigations into the matter reportedly revealed that the SIM card with number 0557918534 contained in the Facebook account and which aided their nefarious operations was found in Fenuku’s possession.
Fenuku, who is in police custody, is expected to be put before the Ho Circuit Court on…