Security and Gender

COP Timbilla sacked over recruitment scam

by Sammy Darko 2017/01/25 at 12:57 PM

The Police Administration has  dismissed it’s head of  Human Resource  after completion of investigations into one of the biggest police recruitment scams.


The former Senior Police Officer COP Patrick Timbilla,  was interdicted in 2015 following accusations that he was behind the scam that swindled thousands of young Ghanaians victims in search of a job as a cop. Mr. Timbilla was subsequently placed under house arrest after he was implicated by some of the victims of the recruitment fraud. A special task force was set up by the police administration to investigate his role in the scandal. details of the findings of the task force are sketchy but, it is based on that findings that Mr. Timbilla has been fired.

The former Director-General in charge of Human Resource told Accra based Citi fm that he “will comment at the right time through a press conference.” Citi fm reports that, Mr. Timbilla intends to appeal his dismissal.


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.


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