‘Retired Colonel’ Arrested
A 50-year-old man, Mr. Asare Darko, was arrested at Burma Camp last week for allegedly posing as a retired Colonel of the Ghana Armed Forces.
Mr. Darko who lives at Kordzor, a suburb of Teshie, was arrested by the Military Police (MP) when he attempted to gain favours while seeking admission for his ward at the Five Garrison Education centre.
A statement from the Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) signed by M. A. Larbi, Lieutenant Commander for Director of Public Relations, said Mr. Darko claims to be a retired Colonel and a mate to a serving officer of the rank of Lt Colonel raised suspicion.
It said he was monitored when he departed the office of the Director of the 5 Garrison Educations leaving behind two mobile phones.
But luck eluded him upon his return to pick up the phones, as he was arrested and handed to the Cantonment Police.
In a related development, GAF said another suspect, Denial Azemi, a brother of a dismissed soldier was nabbed by the MP for posing as a soldier on Monday September 9, at Spintex road.
The suspect was reported to have attempted to extort an amount of GH₵2,000 from a brother of one Staff Sergeant Emmanuel Ampaabeng of Southern Command while pretending to assist him to be recruited into the Ghana Armed Forces.
The victim then reported the incident to his brother and they arranged for the suspect to collect the money at a bank on the Spintex road. They met him wearing military uniform and immediately caused his arrest and subsequently handed him to the Cantonments Police for further investigations.