Nicholas Kofi Owusu, a 28-year-old unemployed, has been arrested by the Bawku Police for posing as a police recruit under training at the Kpwalugu Police Training School in the Upper East Region.
Owusu, a resident of Bolgatanga in the Upper East Region, was arrested by the police in Bawku, following a tip-off from an alleged victim, who is a Community Police Assistant and a resident of Bawku.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Yao Tettegah confirmed the incident in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA).
He said the Police Assistant told the police that the suspect came to her house wearing a lacoste with police inscriptions on it, and introduced himself as a police recruit at the Kpwalugu Police Training School.
ACP Tettegah said the accused asked the police assistant to give him money to buy police boots and shoes to enable him pass out from the police training school, because government was unable to provide recruits with such accoutrements.
He said the police assistant suspected the accused was not a police recruit, and, therefore, reported the case to the Bawku police, who invited the suspect for further interrogations.
ACP Tettegah said when the suspect was arrested, a search conducted on him, revealed a handcuff key, police belt and a police lacoste T-shirt.
He said further investigations revealed that the suspect was not a recruit from the said school.
ACP Tettegah said the suspect has been remanded into police custody by a district court in Bawku, presided by Mr Joseph Akuoko, to reappear on July 19, this year, for hearing. – GNA