Ex-military officer arrested in Tamale in recruitment scam
One John Dramani Sulemana, a 34-year-old ex-military person, has been arrested by the Northern Regional Police Command for allegedly defrauding five persons with the pretext of recruiting them into the police and military services.
Sulemana who allegedly defrauded his victims of a total of GH₵ 12,970 would be arraigned on January 4, 2016 with the charge of defrauding by false pretext and impersonation.
Assistant Superintendant of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, Regional Police Public Relations Officer, told the Ghana News Agency in Tamale on Wednesday that the suspect was arrested last week with charges of attempting to sell a rented vehicle in Tamale.
He said upon the arrest, many people who were allegedly defrauded by the suspect rushed to the police station.
ASP Tetteh said the suspect convinced his prospective clients that he was a colonel in the military service and therefore stood a better chance of getting them recruited.
He explained that a preliminary background checks on the suspect indicated that from 2006-2012, was in the army with the rank of a sergeant stationed at the education unit in Accra but disserted his post was subsequently dismissed.