Fake soldier busted after duping 10 people in enlistment scam

Fake soldier busted after duping 10 people in enlistment scam

-Police in Eastern region have arrested a fake Air Force officer for duping 10 people

-He had promised to get his victims enlisted into the Ghana Army

-He is the second person in about a week to be arrested in the region for posing as security officer

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A man who posed as a military officer and duped about 10 persons in a recruitment scam has been busted at Kwasi Nyarko, a community near Nsawam in the Eastern Region.

Fake soldier busted after duping 10 people in enlistment scam

The alleged 'fake soldier', Anthony Nana Wiafe

The suspect, Anthony Nana Wiafe who allegedly held himself as an Air Force officer took various sums totalling GHC19,400 from the victims with the promise of getting them enlisted into the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).

According to the Public Relations Officer of the Eastern Regional Police Command, ASP Ebenezer Tetteh, Wiafe was arrested on 2nd October 2017 at 8:20pm, by Inspector Frederick Asante with the of two of his victims Alfred Asante and Emelia Odame, both residents of Kwesi Nyarko.

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Explaining the circumstances surrounding the case, ASP Tetteh stated on Accra-based Starr FM that the suspect, on 2nd and 15th September, approached the two victims mentioned above and convinced them to pay GH¢c1,100 and GH¢600 respectively to get them into the army.

However, the suspect failed to honour his promise and went into hiding until 2nd October 2017 when he was arrested from his hideout at Kwesi Nyarko near Nsawam. After his arrest, it emerged that he had duped many others under similar circumstances.

A search of his room revealed he had loads of military boots, caps and uniforms.

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This is the second incident of a fake security officer getting arrested in the Eastern Region in the past week.

Just last week, a 25-year-old man, Prince Baah who posed as a policeman in the regional capital of Koforidua was arrested after exhibiting suspicious behaviour.

He was subsequently arraigned before the Koforidua Circuit Court ‘B’ presided over by Mercy Adei Kotei on September 27, 2017 and was jailed eight years.

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