Teacher attempts to defraud police boss

A pupil teacher posing as a Presidential Staffer and demanding GH¢5,000 from the Brong-Ahafo Regional Police Commander, has been jailed for 10 days.

Christian Afriyie Mireku, 42, impersonated Dr. Clement Apaak, a Presidential Staffer, and made a series of calls to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Maxwell Atingane, demanding the amount to get his name included in the list of police officers being considered for promotion at the Presidency.

The Police Commander feigned interest and reported the matter to the Regional Police investigation team.

A member of the investigative team, who was subsequently detailed to impersonate the Regional Police Commander, met him at Abesim, in the Tano North District in Brong-Ahafo Region, for the money.

On his arrival there and in the process of taking the money, he was arrested.

Mireku was arraigned before a Sunyani Circuit Court and sentenced to 10 days imprisonment, for impersonation and fraud.

The court, presided over by Mr Emmanuel Atsu Lodo, also bonded him to be of good behaviour for two years.

Prosecuting, Mr. Theophilus Apoh, told the court that the Commander became suspicious following persistent calls from Mireku.

From Daniel Dzirasah,Sunyani

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