Fake soldier arrested in Kumasi

A 36-year-old man who posed as a military officer has been arrested and is being held by the Ashanti Regional Police command.
Fiifi Medici, the suspect, who claimed to be a medical student at a University in Belarus, Eastern Europe was wearing military camouflage attire with the rank of a Major when caught in a joint police/military swoop.
Mr Medici was arrested at about 1.15am on May 17 at Vienna City, a popular entertainment centre in Kumasi, following a tip-off. He was also found to be in possession of a counterfeit GH¢ 20 note.
His arrest follows a special joint police/military exercise to tackle police-military impersonation.
Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Kwaku Ampofo Duku, Deputy Regional Police Commander told the media at a news briefing in Kumasi on Monday that Medici said he got the uniform from his uncle, a retired soldier whose name he declined to mention.
ACP Duku urged the public to be vigilant in order not to fall victim to deception by fake security officers.
The suspect would be brought before the courts after investigations are complete.
Credit: GNA

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