Coronavirus: Fake soldier in uniform grabbed for extorting money amid lockdown (video)

Coronavirus: Fake soldier in uniform grabbed for extorting money amid lockdown (video)

- A fake soldier is currently in the grips of the police for allegedly beating and extorting monies from people amid the lockdown due to the coronavirus

- The man was arrested while in full military uniform

- A video of the man being interrogated has gone viral

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As part of the measures to enforce the partial lockdown in parts of Accra, Kasoa, and Kumasi, personnel from the Ghana Armed Force and Police are in the streets to ensure that people comply with President Akufo-Addo's order.

President Nana Akufo-Addo imposed a partial lockdown to help curb the spread of the coronavirus.

As previously reported by YEN.com.gh the partial lockdown began at 1am on March 30, 2020.

Personnel from the army and police were engaged to ensure that residents in the affected areas comply with the president’s directive.

In the early hours of Monday, March 30, 2020, videos of the combined security forces patrolling the streets to enforce the order surfaced online.

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However, some miscreants have tried to infiltrate the security forces to take advantage of the bizarre prevailing circumstances.

And a fake soldier is currently in the grips of the police for beating and extorting monies from people amid the lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic.

Some military personnel arrested the man for posing as a soldier. He was nabbed on Monday, March 30, 2020, in full military attire.

Watch video below.

Meanwhile, Ghana's official coronavirus recorded cases stand at 121 after 31 patients recovered.

In other news, Salifu Saeed, one of eight Guineans who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus has escaped from the facility in which they are being quarantined in Tamale.

YEN.com.gh learnt that Salifu Saeed, the patient, a woman in her early 20s, jumped over a wall leaving behind her belongings on Monday, March 30, 2020.

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