Three Fake Police Officers Patrolling Elections Arrested At Asawase

Three Fake Police Officers Patrolling Elections Arrested At Asawase

  • Three men pretending to be police officers at Asawase in the Ashanti Region have been arrested
  • The fake police officers were patrolling polling stations during Tuesday’s district assembly and unit committee elections
  • They have been charged with falsely pretending to be public officers and remanded into police custody

Three men have been arrested for pretending to be police officers around polling stations during the district assembly elections on December 19, 2023, in Asawase, Ashanti Region.

The three suspects are Zakari Yakubu, Godsway Fiakodzo, and Ibrahim Zack.

Fake police officers arrested
The three officers have been remanded following their arrest. Source: Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

They were seen pretending to monitor the elections at the Sawaba New Site polling stations. The three have been charged for pretending to be public officers and remanded.

The police made it a point to ensure the suspects were quickly arraigned following their arrest; the suspects will be back in court on January 6, 2024.

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