PEOPLE, mostly women, have started flocking the Fomena Police Station to register a case of fraud against a 26-year-old fake military officer after news of his arrest spread like a blazing fire in areas such as Bekwai, Obuasi, Adansi Asokwa and other surrounding areas.
Richard Osei Kuffour was arrested on Thursday at Adansi Asokwa in full military gear after posing as a military officer many years in the Adansi and Amansie areas during which he lured several ladies into bed.
He stands accused for pretending to be a public officer and possessing military accoutrements, contrary to section 237 of Act29/60 and section4(1) of NLCD (177) 105/1967 respectively.
He is said to have also preyed many people after making false representations to them, and succeeded in bonking several of his victims who happened to be women.
A circuit court remanded him in custody when he appeared before it to enable police detectives to carry out further investigation into his elaborate scheme.
So far, two women among the complainants claimed Richard Osei Kuffour did not only bonk them, but also “made us to part away with our substantial amount of money.”
One of them, a photographer who did not want to be named, told police that the suspect took GH¢1,500 from her to allegedly complete his building project while they were lovers and had since not paid back.
Another lady by name Rita Frimpong, a resident of Adansi Asokwa, also gave the accused GH¢700 which he promised to pay by the end of February.
One man identified as Banson Obeng Boadi reported to police that the accused collected GH¢1,000 from him under the pretext of helping him to be enlisted into the Ghana Immigration Service.
Osei Kuffour was being sought for by police officers at Obuasi after escaping arrest for a similar offence, claiming to be a military sergeant with service number 190456 and stationed at Takoradi in the Western Region.
According to a police source, the suspect had operated an elaborate scheme including bonking young women and bilking some residents of Bekwai, Fomena, Obuasi, Adansi Asokwa and surrounding areas.
DAILY GUIDE learnt that Richard Osei Kuffour used his impersonation to front for his activities, while he made friends with some police officers, as part of his dubious activities.
He was arrested on suspicion and had since confessed to the crime of impersonation, but yet to admit the fraud charge, and is expected to be arraigned before court today.
The suspect told police investigators that he bought the military accoutrements from a second-hand cloth seller as he fancied the work of the military, the paper was hinted.
The police also believed the man had operated in other communities outside the Obuasi Divisional Police Command and would, therefore, extend their investigations to other areas.