Sunyani police arrests 49-year-old imposter

A  49- year -old  imposter , Jerry Fiifi Medicci  is in the grips of the  Brong Ahafo Regional Police command  for posing  as a military officer with a rank  of Major.

Chief Inspector Augustine Kingsly Oppong, Regional Police Public Relations Office (PRO)  when contacted confirmed with the Ghana News Agency in Sunyani that  the accused  person who  claimed to be a medical  at the Havanna State University in  Cuba had  been detained  by the Regional  Police assisting  in the investigations  and would soon be arraigned  before  court.

He said on Thursday June 7, 2018 the Ghana Prisons Service (GPS) conducted an enlistment exercise at the Sunyani Central Prisons and whilst the exercise was going on, the accused appeared at the venue identifying himself as a Military officer who was there to assist some applicants.

Chief Inspector Oppong said his demeanour raised suspicion and made the Prison officers on duty to alert the commanding officer of the Third Battalion of the Infantry, Sunyani.

He said the commander ordered some military officials to proceed to the central prisons to affect the arrest of the swindler.

Chief Inspector Oppong stated that a search in accused person’s purse indicated that he was holding two different Military ID cards  with numbers  200404 and  T0257 bearing his photographs in a military uniform  with the name Nana Kofi  Hota,  with the ranks of captain and major respectively  purported to have  emanated from  the office of the president .

Other items the police found  in the purse was  a  Nation Health Insurance card  bearing the same name   Nana Kofi Hota and his  military photograph, an envelope containing WAEC  certificates of  unidentified persons , Ghana Prisons Service enlisted forms  in the name of unidentified persons , he added .

Chief Inspector Oppong the said police took him to the Thomelia Guest House at Techiman where he was lodging the next day and a search conducted in his hotel room revealed a set of military uniform with the rank of major embodied on it with the name Hota, one military beret, two caps, one pistol holster.

The rest were  two military T- shirts, one military shots, one military bayonet all believed to be the property of  the Ghana Armed forces and some envelopes containing online  application forms of  the Police and  Immigration Service and WAEC forms belonging to unidentified persons.

He said accused confessed to the police in his investigation cautioned statement to the police that he was not a Military officer and mentioned his genuine name as the name above.

Chief Inspector Oppong said all the items found on accused were in police custody as exhibits.

Source: GNA

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