Court Jails Fake Soldier 2yrs

Thomas Ennin, a 23-year old man, who posed as a military officer at Sefwi Akaatiso in the Bia West district of the Western Region, was on Monday sentenced to two years imprisonment in hard labour, by the Sefwi Debiso Magistrates Court.

Ennin, was said to have paraded the Akaatiso town and was arrested on Saturday and handed over to the police.

He was charged for impersonation and possessing military accoutrement.

He pleaded guilty and the court, presided over by Mr. Lawrence Buer, sentenced him to a fine of GH¢6,000.

But, he could not pay the fine, and the court slapped the two- year jail term on him.

The court was informed that on Saturday, February 15, Ennin, who claimed to be a private security officer with a firm (name withheld ) in Accra, was seen at Sefwi Akaatiso, a border town between Ghana and Cote d’ Ivoire, dressed in a military camouflage uniform with berets, boots and a jackknife, hanging by the waist.

Ennin paraded in the town as an officer from Burma Camp, who had been sent to the area to check criminal activities including the smuggling of fuel.

Prosecution said a report was made to the Military Command and Ennin was arrested.