A 21-year-old man, who has been parading himself as a naval officer and going about duping people, has been arrested by police in Shama in the Western Region.
He has been charged provisionally for defrauding by false pretense and impersonation and has been remanded in police custody after appearing at the Shama Circuit Court on Tuesday.
The culprit, Suleiman Issah, a resident of Inchaban near Shama, has succeeded in duping unsuspecting persons of various sums of money under the pretext of assisting them enlist in the military.
A victim recounted on Connect FM‘s morning show, OMANBAPA, how the suspect together with an accomplice persuaded her to part with over GH¢1,000 with the promise of assisting her brother to enlist in the military.
“He has been our family friend and has been coming to our house,” the lady said. “He recently told me he was now a navy and could help my brother.”
Luck eluded Suleiman on Sunday when he was arrested in the house of the victim after being lured there.
Upon interrogation, he confessed he has been using the uniforms and other accoutrements of a friend Navy officer who bears the same name with him.
Report has since been lodged with the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
He is to reappear in court on Monday, July 30.
By Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson|Connect FM|3news.com|Ghana