‘Fake’ police officer arrested

...for impersonation.

A 25-year-old man, Prince Baah, has been arrested by the police in Koforidua for impersonation and unlawful possession of police accoutrement.

Police picked information on Monday, September 25, 2017 that the suspect who was impersonating as a policeman from Kumasi on leave at Koforidua, was seen wearing police uniform in town.

The law enforcement officers then proceeded to his room at Okorase, Koforidua and conducted a search which revealed three sets of Ghana Police uniform(one set of camouflage, set of black Uniform, a blue black Police Uniform], a blue black berret with police crest, name tag bearing No. 50721 Prince Baah, in his possession.

Other items such as pair of long black boots, a bayonet, specimen charged sheet book, police belt with ammunition Porch containing two body spray which looked like pepper spray and a tarsar as well as police flash light were also retrieved.

During interrogation, suspect told police that he got the uniforms from a police man stationed at Kumasi and Effiduase but bought the other accoutrements at Asawase, Kumasi.

The exhibits have since been retained whilst suspect is detained for investigation.


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