The Ghana Police Service has debuked media reports that the Director General of Police Human Resource and Administration, COP Patrick Timbilla has been put under house arrest.
According to DCOP David Ampah Benin, Police Public Affairs Director, COP Timbilla had indeed been interdicted in connection with the massive police recruitment fraud that hit the country last week but has not been put under house arrest.
In an interview with TV3’s Bright Nana Amfoh, the Public Affairs Director said COP Timbilla’s interdiction only barred him from reporting to his office till investigations were completed.
He added that COP Patrick Timbilla’s whereabouts could not been confirmed yet.
DCOP Ampah-Benin in a separate interview DCOP Ampah-Benin said even though Mr Timbillah has denied the accusations; the Task force has evidence of some text messages exchanged between him and some of the arrested persons.
Meanwhile, the Director of Research at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping and Training Centre, Dr. Kwesi Aning is urging the general public and the media to discuss the issue with caution saying this period was a “delicate and sensitive period for the Ghana Police Service and Ghana as a whole.”
He has therefore called on all to get the COP Patrick Timbilla’s side of the story before making conclusions on the issue that has generated lots of public concern.
Last week over 200 people trooped to five regional police training schools with admission letters hoping to begin training as police recruits.
It turned out however that the letters were fraudulent with fictitious signatures.