IGP James Oppong Boanuh
Dismissed Frank Arnold Otchere, formerly of the Millennium City
Police Command, has been arrested for alleged impersonation.
The sacked officer, who was with service number 52217 is said to
have sent two persons he arrested over an undisclosed issue to the Weija
Divisional Police Command during which it came out that he had imposed as a
According to information available to DAILY GUIDE Newspaper,
Otchere arrested two people and allegedly collected GH¢10,000.00 from one of
them, sending both individuals to the Weija Division in an attempt to cause the
detention of one of them.
He is said to have mentioned Ajumako as the unit he is stationed.
Information further had it that Otchere upon interrogation at a point indicated
that he is with the Millennium City Police, also claiming differently he is a
Constable, Pending Lance Corporal.
It was further revealed that, an inspector’s lineyard, police
uniforms, and a pistol were allegedly found with him upon a search.
Weija Divisional Command
Speaking to this paper with hesitation in an exclusive interview
(though with hesitation due to the inconclusive nature of the case), Assistant
Commissioner of Police (ACP) Laar Baman, Weija Divisional Police Commander
confirmed the story and added that, it was due diligence on his part that
unearthed the hidden deeds of the sacked personnel.
He said he put him to thorough interrogation when Otchere’s
conduct sparked suspicion in his mind, resulting in the revelations.
He however added that the case is under investigation and as soon
as his command gets hold of a copy of the dismissal letter, the culprit would
be charged and arraigned. He is however currently on bail to re-appear for further
Authenticity of Dismissal
Daily Guide has sighted a
copy of the dismissal letter dated October 6th, 2018 and titled
“REVIEW OF SERVICE ENQUIRY PROCEEDINGS BY THE CENTRAL DISCIPLINARY BOARD – NO
52217 G/CONST. FRANK ARNOLD OKERE”, communicating his dismissal pursuant to
Police Regulations, 2012 (CI76).
Same letter was signed by the then Deputy IGP, James
Oppong-Boanuh, COP George Akuffo COP Christian Tetteh Yorhuno, COP Nathan Kofi
Boakye and COP Beatrice Zakpaa Vib-Sanziri.
Millennium City Command
DSP Benjamin Samani, Millennium City Commander confirmed the
dismissal of the culprit and added that the Service is a noble institution with
credible men of integrity, so they would not in any case countenance illegality
He further advised junior officers to uphold the principles of
truth, fairness, integrity, professionalism and selfless dedication to duty.
By Frederick E. Aggrey