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Fake soldier arrested at Burma Camp while trying to fly military plane to Tamale

The suspect identified himself as Rufai Abubakar, according to a press release issued on Wednesday, December 7, 2022 by the Public Relations Directorate of the Ghana Armed Forces.

“The suspect who drove into the camp in a commercial vehicle was watched carefully as he got off at a bus stop and walked toward the air force base. He admitted to not being a service member after the on-duty guards became suspicious of his behavior and questioned him.

He further admitted that he had pretended to be a senior military officer in order to con Mr. Abdallah Abdul Fatahu out of three thousand Ghana cedis (GH$3,000.00) under the guise of enlisting him in the Ghanaian Armed Forces.

He further admitted that he had pretended to be a senior military officer in order to con Mr. Abdallah Abdul Fatahu out of three thousand Ghana cedis (GH$3,000.00) under the guise of enlisting him in the Ghanaian Armed Forces.

The news report added that the suspect “claimed he was stationed at Northern Command Headquarters and was headed to the Air Force Base to book a trip to Tamale. The suspect was clothed in a military camouflage outfit, embellished with false Lieutenant Colonel insignia.

The report added that the suspect was found to be in possession of bogus military identity, business cards, and other documents bearing his name.

He then led the Military Police officers to two homes, where they found a toy gun, false GAF recruitment reports with the names of fraud victims, various certificates, and military uniforms and accoutrements.

He has been turned up to the Ghana Police Service’s Criminal Investigations Directorate (CID) for additional investigation and legal action.

The rest of the message urged people to notify the CID if they had ever been a victim of the suspect’s illegal enterprise.

But given that his two wives, who lived in Ablekuma and Olebu, each believed their husband to be a legitimate military officer, it’s possible that many more people were duped by his impersonations and fraudulent schemes.

 

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