Two men have been arrested for posing as policemen and extorting money from motorists at Kwabenya and its environs, in Accra.
They are Ernest Sarfo Adu, 24 and Enoch Baah, 27.
The Kwabenya Police Commander, Superintendent of Police Madam Victoria Yamoah, said the police had reports from motorists that some policemen had been harassing and extorting money from them on roads in the area.
According to her on June 28, 2016 police personnel of the Kwabenya Visibility Unit, were deployed to the areas mentioned by the motorists.
She said the police spotted Ernest Safo, at a filling station in police uniform, adding that after observing him for some time they realised he was inappropriately dressed as a police officer.
“When the officer saw him, they realised he had no barret and his uniform did not have a line yard, power of authority, badge and a crown. After questioning him they noticed he was not a police man,” she said.
Supt Yamoah said, during interrogation, Sarfo told the police that he had passed out of a police recruitment training a month ago and was on his way to Haatso to work.
She said Sarfo told the police that he and 80 other alleged policemen were recruited by a police man identified as Sergeant Francis who took them to Afram Plains for training and eight out of the said figure passed out.
According to her, Sarfo said he paid GH¢ 2,500 as tuition fee and was given a recruitment form and a letter of appointment.
By Agnes Opoku Sarpong