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Crime & Punishment of Wednesday, 20 May 2015

Source: GNA

Fake soldier arrested in Kumasi

A 36-year-old man who posed as a military man has been arrested and is being held by the Ashanti Regional Police command.

Fiifi Medici, the suspect, who claimed to be a medical student at a University in Belarus, Eastern Europe donned a military camouflage attire with the rank of a Major when caught in a joint Police/Military swoop.

Arrested at about 0115 on May 17 at Vienna City, a popular entertainment centre in Kumasi on intelligence, he was also found to possess a counterfeit GH¢ 20.00 note.

His arrest comes on the heels of a special joint police/military exercise to stem incidence of police- military impersonation.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Ampofo Duku, Deputy Regional Police Commander told the media at a news briefing in Kumasi on Monday that Medici said he got the uniform from his uncle, a retired soldier whose name he declined to mention.

ACP Duku urged the public to be vigilant in order not to fall victim to the pranks from fake security officers.

The suspect would be arraigned after investigations