Crime & Punishment of Thursday, 21 March 2013
Source: The Herald
Officials of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI) have caged a notorious imposter, Jerry Sampson Kontomah alias Jerry Wax, who has been parading himself as a recruitment officer from the Ghana Police Service and works at the Presidency.
Jerry Wax, has duped people with various sums of money under the pretence of securing them enrolment into the security services.
The suspect, 45, was said to have collected monies ranging from GH¢300 and above, certificates and curriculum vitae (CV) including two sized passport photos, from his unsuspecting victims as the requirement for his nefarious business.
He was arrested at his hideout in Teshie, a suburb of Accra last Friday, March 15, upon a tipoff. He is currently assisting the BNI with its investigations. The Herald’s sources disclosed that Jerry Wax has been posing as a Police Sergeant who works at the Presidency, the seat of government and ready to assists people enrol into the police service.
Twenty-five certificates and result slips belonging to different persons were retrieved from the fake police sergeant.
BIN sources disclosed to The Herald that some victims of Jerry Wax became alarmed when his proposed date for the enlistment had elapsed without any assurance nor message from the suspect. He rather escaped from the ensuing pressure on him from the victims to hide at Teshie.
A victim, however, gave a hint to the BNI and he was eventually apprehended last Friday. He is believed to hail from the Northern Region.
BNI officials have thus advised the public to be watchful of imposters who come out with sweet words, promising they can assist them with enlistment into the security services.
According to the officers of the BNI, there is only one way to get recruited and that is through advertising, picking-up forms and going through medicals. The public has therefore been advised, specifically those who have fallen victims to such charlatans, to lodge a complaint with the security agencies for investigations.