One Rufai Abubakar has been detained by members of the Military Police for attempting to enter a military post inside Burma Camp while pretending to be a senior military officer.
The suspect, who was decked out in a false Lieutenant Colonel rank-adorned military camouflage suit, claimed to be stationed at the Northern Command Headquarters and was headed to the Air Force Base to make travel arrangements to Tamale.
As he disembarked at a bus stop and made his way to the Air Force Base, the suspect who had entered Burma Camp in a commercial vehicle was intensively watched.
He admitted to not being a military member when the on-duty guards saw his unusual behavior and questioned him.
He further admitted that he had pretended to be a senior military officer in order to con Mr. Abdallah Abdul Fatawu out of three thousand Ghana cedis (GH $3000.00) under the guise of enlisting him in the Ghanaian military.
The suspect was in possession of fake military IDs, business cards, and other documents carrying his identity at the time of his arrest.
A toy firearm and multiple certifications, as well as forged Ghana Armed Forces recruitment application summary reports with the names of frauded individuals, were found during a follow-up search by the Military Police at his two houses in Ablekuma Fan Milk and Olebu, respectively.
Rafui Abubakar, the suspect, has already been turned over to the Police CID for additional investigation and legal action.
According to a statement from Naval Captain M.A. Larbi, Director of Public Relations, “it is possible that many other persons may have been the victims of his impersonations and fraudulent activities considering that his two wives, who lived in Ablekuma and Olebu, respectively, were under the false impression that their husband was a real military officer.
Read the full statement below:
Source: Ghanatodayonline.com/Louis Gyamerah