30K theft: ‘Innocent’ Fire Officers will be reinstated after probe

The Public Relations Officer (PRO), ACFO Timothy Afum, has revealed that Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) will reinstate fire officers who will be exonerated in the GH¢30,000 theft.

The management Ghana National Fire Service (GNFS) has interdicted some officers over a case of theft.

The officers who were allegedly involved in a GH¢30,000 theft are stationed at the Konongo Fire Station.

A statement by the Head of Public Relations for the GNFS revealed that on the evening of December 21, 2021, a private Subaru vehicle (4×4) crashed into a stationary vehicle resulting in the death of all occupants on the 4×4 vehicle. 

According to the statement, officers of the Konongo Fire Station, which is closer to the accident scene, was called and they quickly responded to the incident.

After the accident, it later emerged that, money and some items belonging to the deceased were missing.

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Officers of the Konongo Fire Station, who were the rescuers, were accused of stealing money and the said items.

Speaking to host of Atinka FM’s AM Drive Kaakyire Ofori Ayim, the Public Relations Officer (PRO), ACFO Timothy Afum, stated that a three-Man Board of Enquiry has also been formed by the Management of GNFS to investigate the alleged theft.

According to him, the committee has been given a week to come out with findings.

ACFO Timothy Afum assured the general public that any person or persons found culpable of the theft will be dealt with in accordance with the rules and regulations of the Service and handed over to the Police for prosecution.

“The accused officers involved in the alleged theft of GHc30,000.00 have been interdicted and a three-Man Committee Board of Enquiry has been formed by the Management of GNFS to investigate the alleged theft. We want to state unequivocally and put it on record that, the GNFS does not condone wrong doings and will therefore, not shield any criminality within the Service,” he added.

Ghana | Atinkaonline.com | Vivian Adu | [email protected]

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