The suspect, Prince Tempo aka Sgt Asiedu alias Don Tempo, who posed as a police detective, lured his victims to the Accra Regional Police Command ostensibly to be duped with a forged stolen goods case.
The arrest was made on Monday, November 2 through the vigilance of police personnel at the Accra Regional Police Command.
The accused person hails from the Anabra State but claimed to be a police officer living at Teshie.
He is being charged with defrauding by false pretences and impersonation
On Saturday, October 31, the complainant, a scrap dealer on the Spintex Road, was approached in his shop by the suspect and introduced himself as Sergeant Asiedu from the Accra Regional Police CID unit.
He told the complainant that he was investigating a stealing case in which the complainant was mentioned as a dishonest receiver of the stolen goods.
Prince reportedly told complainant to pay GH¢1,500 or at best GH¢1,000 to him so he could drop the case.
He also ordered the complainant to pay GH¢25 as his taxi fare and GH¢40 for his lunch else he would handcuff him.
Prince Tempo aka Sergeant Asiedu then directed the complainant to report at the regional police headquarters on Monday, November 2.
The complainant reported at the station as requested and called the suspect on phone who told him to wait for him at the entrance.
It was at this time that some detectives noticed the unusual waiting of the complainant.
Prince tempo arrived later but asked the complainant to wait whilst he books himself in the office.
Sergeant Asiedu was engaging the complainant in final discussions on his demand when he was accosted and arrested.
During police interrogations, Prince Tempo confessed to have impersonated as police officer and used same to dupe about five people within Teshie and environs to earn a living.
He later led the police to Facto Hotel at Kantamanto to retrieve the handcuffs he uses.
He is being charged with defrauding by false pretences and impersonation.
By Peter Quao Adattor|3news.com|Ghana]]>