National Security Minister, Albert Kan Dapaah has endorsed the sacking of some police recruits from the service for entering into the service with fake qualifications.

The Police Service has reportedly dismissed some 3,000 new recruits for failure to meet the basic qualification standards of the service.

The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Superintendent Cephas Arthur, confirmed this development and said he was not privy to the numbers of recruits who were set to be expelled.

“I will confirm the fact that indeed some police recruits are going to be expelled from the training school. This is because they were found to have presented false documents,” he said.

The sacked recruits are said to be supporters and sympathisers of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) who were recruited into the service at the last days of the erstwhile Mahama administration.

But the National Security Minister speaking on Adom FM’s Morning Show, ‘Dwaso Nsem’ on Monday endorsed the action arguing that it was done in line with law.

“If you didn’t enter into the service the right way, it is proper for you to be dismissed and I don’t see anything wrong with it…there were rules and if they failed to meet the criteria, then the law must be made to work by asking them to be withdrawn,” he said.

He further said that arguments that the persons withdrawn from police service may be a form of national security threat to the country cannot be entirely true because ‘I am very sure, the head of the police service before ordering their withdrawal might have done the needed background checks and seen the stage they have gotten to in their training’.