Police caution against impersonation of senior Police officers

| Updated Sep 08, 2017 at 11:44am


The Inspector General of Police, David Asante-Apeatu


The Ghana Police Service has cautioned the public to be vigilant against fraudsters who claim to influence the transfers of police officers, accelerate promotions, selection for UN peacekeeping missions and recruitment.

The police in a statement signed by Director-General/Public Affairs, ACP David S. Eklu, and copied GBCONLINE said information reaching the police Headquarters indicates that an unidentified person is impersonating some senior police officers (namely Commissioner of Police [COP] Mr. Bright Oduro, Director-General CID and Deputy Commissioner of Police [DCOP] Mr. Oduro Kwarteng, Deputy Regional Commander, Upper West) by claiming he can influence the transfers of police officers to places of their choice, accelerate their promotions, and even influence their selection to participate in UN peacekeeping missions as well as enlisting them (public) into the service.

The Police Administration wishes to assure the public including Police officers that under the current transformation program to make the police a world class service, the Inspector-General of Police is running a transparent administration that aims at giving fair and equal opportunities to every police officer especially in the areas of promotion and selection for UN peacekeeping missions and many others. It is also giving the same fair and equal opportunities to every citizen of Ghana who wants to be enlisted into the Ghana Police Service.

The Police Public Affairs Department is therefore cautioning the public to disregard such prank calls and seek clarification on policy issues concerning the service from the Public Affairs Department at the Police Headquarters.