A 32-year-old suspect, Tanko Sani, has been arrested by the police for falsely pretending to be a public officer and defrauding by false pretence.
Information from the Eastern Regional Police Command indicates that the suspect is said to have introduced himself as an army officer and collected cash of GH¢2,800 from victim Ohene Addo Richmond under the pretext of recruiting him into the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
The suspect was arrested and sent to the Suhum Police Station by the victim and a Fire Officer, AD02 Aggrey Nana Addo.
On receipt of the complaint, a statement was obtained from the victim and witness.
The suspect was re-arrested and has been detained to assist in police investigations.
Several people have fallen victim to scammers pretending to be recruit officials.
Recent recruitment exercise into the security services witnessed long, winding queues.
By Yvonne Neequaye|3news.com|Ghana