The Greater Accra Regional Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), believes Commissioner Of Police (COP), Patrick Timbilla, was sacrificed to cover others in a rather inconspicuous police recruitment scandal.
Beyond hundred thousand cedis (GH ¢ 100,000.00) was pushed in the yet biggest recruitment scandal to have stormed the Ghana Police Service in current years with the accompaniment of a high ranked officer.
Two years hence of investigations, the police administration ownessay ownessay dismissed the former Director General in-charge of Human Resources at the Ghana Police Service, COP Patrick Timbilla for his alleged involvement in the recruitment scam.
He was restrained after briefly being placed under house arrest when his cover was blown under former Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Alhassan.
Notwithstanding, his departure came days before Mr. Alhassan’s successor John Kudalor left office. Assisting to TV3/3FM 92.7 New Day show on Saturday, the NDC regional chairman Mr. Ade Coker proposed that the full report of the investigations is made public to unvail others involved in the obnoxious act.
“We need to have a full report of what transpired. I don’t think it’s only COP Timbilla who was involved, there must be somebody, a lot more people involved; he shouldn’t be made a scapegoat,” he clearly stated.
He however accolade the police administration for attempting to instill discipline in the security agency, backing position held by his co-panelists that the dismissal was “a step in the right direction”.
“Members of the police service should be above this caliber of scam in order not to give the police a bad name,” he noticed.
Mr. Coker felt sorry for Mr. Timbilla, and having known him personally, “I am surprised a person of his nature would be involved in a recruitment scandal.”
Communication team member for the governing New Patriotic Party’s, John Kumah agreed with Mr. Ade Coker in the sense that more people could be culpable in the service.
“If you look at the extent of the scandal, you cannot single out an individual as the only person who was involved…you should be seeing more than one person being dismissed from the police service…it is not enough just to dismiss one person,”he opined.