The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) says it has arrested four people posing as officers of the company.
The four specifically AB1 Arhen Ebenezer, Mustapha Maurris, Oscar Eshun, and Stephen Zubbuy Matsi had been arrested between Tuesday, May well 5, and Tuesday, May 12, 2020.
A assertion issued and signed on behalf of the Director of Community Relations by R Omane-Agyei, Squadron Leader claimed the initially suspect, AB1 Arhen Ebenezer was arrested on Tuesday, Might 5, by personnel from the Southern Command Headquarters of the GAF for the duration of a patrol at Katamanso in the Kpone-Katamanso Municipality.
It said the suspect who was dressed in camouflage shorts and an olive-inexperienced vest, claimed to be at the Naval Base, Tema but further checks with the Japanese Naval Command for identification proved wrong.
“He was subsequently handed over to the Tema Regional Law enforcement Command for even more investigations.”
It said further more interrogation of AB1 Arhen Ebenezer led to the arrest of a single Mustapha Maurris, an additional imposter who also posed as a soldier at Kpone.
Oscar Eshun, the 3rd imposter, was arrested by the Naval Intelligence (NI) Operatives of the Western Naval Command (WNC) at Inchaban, a suburb of Sekondi-Takoradi, on Friday, May well 8, for posing as armed service personnel.
The assertion said a search of his residence at Essikado revealed a toy pistol, two Navy vests, two fight boots, a belt, Navy trousers, and tracksuit, including that the suspect was handed in excess of to the Inchaban Police Command for further more investigation and feasible prosecution.
The fourth suspect, Stephen Zubbuy Matsi, 32-year old, was also arrested by Operatives from Defence Intelligence (GHQ DI) on Tuesday, May possibly 12, at Pokuase ACP for posing as a soldier from the Very first Infantry Battalion (1 Bn), Tema for possessing a Ghana Armed Forces laminated Navy Identity Card bearing the id of a relative who is a serving Airman.
“Upon his arrest, the suspect verified that, he was not a soldier but had a picture of himself in a armed forces camouflage and an air blue uniform (of the Ghana Air Power) saved on his cellular telephone. He also had a image of the Main of the Defence Workers (CDS) and some armed forces personnel on his phone.”
The statement reported further more checks uncovered that the suspect released himself to his girlfriend as a soldier in 2016 and subsequently visited her on two occasions in military services uniform at Akatsi in the Volta Location.
“A look for of his residence at Canada, a suburb of Ablekuma by the Operatives retrieved a military camouflage trousers, a navy pouch, a camouflage cap, two camouflage interior vests and a camouflage hip pouch.
“The suspect has been handed over to the Ghana Military services Law enforcement for further action,” it additional.
The assertion urged the general public who may well have fallen victim to the things to do of the suspects to call the over-talked about police stations to help in investigations.
It additional entreated the public to report any person(s) observed in such suspicious figures to the nearest Police and Military services Set up for investigations.
“GAF once once more needs to remind the general public of the restriction on use of military uniforms and gear underneath the National Liberation Council (NLC) Decree 177(1967),” it extra.