Fake BNI Official Remanded For Fraud

some of the forms retrived Photos;Anita NyarkoA young man, posing as an official of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and duping four people of GH¢12,000 under the pretext of enlisting them in the security service has been arrested and placed in police custody.

Sadat Karim, 35, a farmer and his accomplice Adams Mahama, 62, a businessman were reported to have produced fake immigration and military forms to their victims.

According to a police source more people have fallen victims to the scam.

The victims, mostly university graduate and products of second-cycle institutions were allegedly paid GH¢3,000 for the forms, of enlistment.

The Railway District Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Iddrisu Tanko Issifu, told The Ghanaian Times that Sadat in the company  of some people,  four months ago approached Patrick Boateng, a complainant and an agro chemical dealer at Kumasi in the region that he was a BNI official who was there to arrest him.

He said Boateng produced genuine documents to all goods he was selling, adding that after leaving, Sadat managed to get the complainant’s number and always interacting with him on the phone.

DSP Issifu said some days later Sadat told Boateng he could assist people to get enlisted in the Ghana Immigration Service and the Ghana Armed Forces.

He said Boateng became interested in the deal and introduced four people and they paid GH¢12,000 to Sadat   for the forms for their enlistment into the Immigration and Military.

DSP Issifu said the victims after sometime had no response from the suspect and became suspicious and later reported the incident to the police. By Anita Nyarko 

He said police personnel feigned interest in the deal and lured sadat and one Mahama to the Railways Police station and were arrested.

DSP Issifu said the two would be put before court soon on charges of Fraud, forgery and impersonation.

He cautioned the public to desist from dealing with individuals on enlistment, into the security services.

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