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Do not pay money to get into Armed Forces – Col Aggrey Quashie cautions public

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Director-General of the Public Relations Directorate of the Ghana Armed Forces, Colonel E. Aggrey Quashie has advised potential recruits of the ongoing army recruitments across the country not to pay money to anyone or group of persons with a promise to secure them a place in the army.

Col. Aggrey Quashie advise came on the backdrop of the nationwide recruitment that the Ghana Armed Forces is currently undertaking across the country.

Col. Aggrey was speaking in an interview on Day Break Upper East show on A1 Radio on July 21, 2021 said fraudsters are taking advantage of the desperations of people to defraud them with enticing statement such as being connected to senior officers in the army or some influential persons who can secure them a place in the army.

He revealed that, most of the fraudsters are usually people who have tried getting into the army but failed at a certain stage so they are familiar with processes and uses it to deceptive tool to defraud unsuspecting people.

Col. Aggrey cautioned the public to be aware that there are several fake social media accounts of some senior military officers that fraudsters have created and are using it to extort money for people.

He said the Armed Forces is taking serious steps to address the issues of people getting defrauded and thus this time round anyone who reports that he/she has paid money for recruitment will be arrested because both the both the giver and receiver are all guilty of bribery.

Col. Aggrey said they will be arresting people who report of paying money for recruitment because they want to discourage such practices which serve as motivations to fraudsters to carry their activities.

He advise potential recruits to demand for official receipts for any payment that will be made and desist from sending money to people through mobile money platforms because every official payment has an official receipt to back the payment.

Source: A1Radioonline.com/ 101.1MHz/ Agana Blaise/ Ghana

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