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Sacked police recruit commits suicide

Information trickling in after about three thousand police recruits in police training schools across the country were asked to pack bag-and-baggage and leave the Depot for reportedly failing to meet injured academic qualifications and also presenting false documents to be enrolled in the police service is that of the recruits in the police service is that one of the recruits who were sent home has committed.

The Recruit (name withheld) who was found hanging on a tree with a blue rope around his neck, with a foamy mouth, was said to have enrolled into the police with an NVTI only to be sacked months into their stay at the Depot.

The Ash-town based recruit, according to sources, decided to end it all after his friends whom he had so had allegedly bragged to whilst at the Depot decided to make mockery of him to the extent that they labeled him Mahama police.

“People should be careful and moderate about how they deal with these issues. It is very sensitive. In as much as I don’t agree with the directive to send them home, I think we should be careful how we deal with it, Agya Kwabena Boadu, who relates the deceased told this paper in an interview.

Recalled that Inspector General of Police, COP David Asante Apietu, gave the directive in a letter signed by the Director General of Police in charge of Human Resource, COP Beatrice VIb-Sanziri recently.

According to the letter, all other recruits who submitted WASSCE certificates should be referred to the CID for further vetting, while those who submitted BECE, NVTI, NABTEX, and City and Guilds certificates are to return home.

These admissions were made under the former NDC government in the administration of immediate past IGP, John Kudalor.

It seems the woes of Ghana’s police recruits are far from over as the director of public affairs, Cephas Arthur has revealed that many more police officials are on their way to being sacked.

His revelation follows reports by the Ghana Police service that recruits dismissed from training camps could increase as the service has not yet completed all its background investigations on all the personnel under training in the country.

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