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Protocol Recruitment by Ghana Police Service? NOT TRUE

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CLAIM: Ghana Police Service is undertaking a protocol recruitment

CONCLUSION: FALSE

EVIDENCE: The claim has been debunked by the Ghana Police Service through its official Twitter handle, @GhPoliceService

FULL TEXT:

An advertisement claims the Ghana Police Service is undertaking a ‘protocol recruitment’. The advertisement, which bore the logo of the Ghana Police Service and the name of DCOP Charles Kpapu Torkor, Commandant at the Ghana Police Command and Staff College, urged interested persons to contact one Mr Charles, for enrolment. It also listed social media handles through which they could be reached.

Efforts by Dubawa to reach Mr Charles on the two numbers provided in the ad proved futile as both numbers were ‘either switched off or out of coverage area.’

The Ghana Police Service, through its Official twitter handle, @GhPOliceService, has however, said the advertisement is ‘false’. The Police Service cautioned members of the general public against transacting business with the advertisers.

This is not the first time attempts have been made by unscrupulous persons to dupe individuals with such fake advertisements. While other such attempts, like the current one, have been intercepted and foiled, others were unknown until several people had been defrauded.

In March 2015, hundreds of young people were turned away when they reported at police training depots across the country for enlistment. They were said to have paid between Gh¢2000 and GH¢3500 to the fraudsters who in turn issued them fake appointment letters purportedly signed by the Director-General in charge of Human Resources, COP Patrick Timbilla.

Again in June 2015, some young men and women, carrying fake offer letters, reported at a house in Accra waiting to be transported to training depots for enlistment into the Ghana Police Service. 

CONCLUSION: Ghana Police Service is not undertaking a ‘protocol recruitment’ as claimed by an advertisement.

Caroline Anipah is the Programme Officer of DUBAWA, Ghana. She holds an MPhil in Communication Studies and an undergraduate degree in English and Political Science from the University of Ghana. She is a trained journalist and has engaged in various research activities with notable institutions including Ghana Statistical Service, German Development Institute (GIZ) and the USAID Evaluate for Health over the years. She has also worked with the Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) on a regional (West Africa-wide) comprehensive research on the state of the media. She brings to the project and team, her experience in both media and research.

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