GAF Arrests Fearless Imposter At Burma Camp
The Ghana Armed Forces(GAF) has apprehended a suspect for posing as a senior military officer at the Burma Camp in Accra.
The suspect, dressed in a military camouflage uniform, was trying to access a military installation inside the camp.
Decorated with fake Lieutenant Colonel ranks, he claimed he was stationed at the Northern Command Headquarters and was proceeding to the Air Force Base to book a flight to Tamale.
A statement signed by Naval Captain M.A Larbi, Director of Public Relations, said the suspect entered Burma Camp in a commercial vehicle and headed to the Air Force Base.
After close monitoring, the guards on duty noticed his suspicious behaviour and approached him for questioning.
He, however, admitted he was not a serviceman after some incoherent answers.
He also disclosed that he posed as a senior military officer to enable him to defraud one Mr Abdallah Abdul Fatawu from whom he had collected an amount of Three Thousand Ghana Cedis (GH¢3,000.00) under the pretext of recruiting him into the Ghana Armed Forces.
The suspect had fake military identification, business cards, and other documents bearing his name.
A follow-up search by the Military Police at his two residences at Ablekuma Fan Milk and Olebu led to the retrieval of documents, including several certificates and fake Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) recruitment application summary reports bearing names of defrauded persons, military uniforms and accoutrements and a toy pistol.
“Considering that his two wives living at Ablekuma and Olebu, respectively, were under the false impression that their husband was a real military officer, it is possible that many other persons may have fallen victim to his impersonations and fraudulent activities.”
“Such persons are entreated to contact the Police CID to help in investigations and to support GAF and the Security Services in weeding out the miscreants within our communities,” the statement said.
Meanwhile, he has been handed over to the police for further investigations.