Fake policeman arrested at Ashaiman

BY: Benjamin Xornam Glover
Joshua Asante
Joshua Asante

The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly posing as a police officer.

The suspect, Joshua Asante, who allegedly claimed to be a police officer with the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police, (ACP) is alleged to have defrauded many people under the pretence of helping to enlist them in the Ghana Police Service.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP). Mr Joseph Benefo Darkwah at a press briefing on said the suspect succeeded in persuading his victims, who are mainly his church members to part with various sums of money amounting to GHc6100.

Mr. Darkwah said the suspect after taking the money, failed to honour his promise adding that his victims reported the case to the Ashaiman Police.


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The Police PRO said the suspect was arrested on Thursday May 10, 2018 and during interrogation, he claimed he was an IT expert from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

DSP Darkwah said investigations were still underway after which the suspect would be charged.

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