The Intelligence Unit of the Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) supported by Armed Plain Cloth Police has arrested a gang of scammers in a recruitment fraud exercise of the unsuspecting public into the Service at Lapaz.

The recruitment exercise which started early morning on Friday January 14, 2022 at Day and Night Hotel at Abeka-Lapaz, a suburb if Accra saw hundreds of prospective applicants paying various sums of monies to the fraudsters.

Ten of the members of the gang were arrested and sent to the Police Headquarters for further interrogation.

In a video published on the official Facebook page of GNFS, some prospective applicants, about a hundred in number, gathered at Day and Night Hotel at Abeka Lapaz, a suburb of Accra, going through what was supposed to be a recruitment process in the early hours of Friday, January 14, 2022.

Ghana Fire service has arrested a gang of scammers at lapaz
Fire service recruitment scammers arrested in Lapaz

 

Some of the applicants told the Fire Service Officials that they have paid money to the tune of GHC7,000 or more to the fraudsters.

“I don’t know why they are all running,” a young lady was heard in the video telling the Fire Service officials.

When asked what she was doing at the place, she explained that she was at the said premises to wait for her uncle.

“Please I came here to wait for my uncle and a certain Police Officer came here and he was asking me why I was here…and I don’t know why they are running…,” the lady narrated.

Ten members of the gang were later arrested and taken to the Police Headquarters for further interrogation.

Watch the video below:

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