Fake military officer busted at Burma Camp

A self-styled Senior Military Officer, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Rafui Abubakar, who boldly stormed Burma Camp fully dressed in his fake military uniform has been busted.

The suspect, Abubakar, who impudently tried to access a military installation inside Burma Camp was monitored by guards on duty and later busted, following his highly suspicious behaviour.

An official release by the Military, signed by the Director of Public Affair, Naval Captain M.A Larbi, indicated that the suspect claimed he was stationed at northern command’s headquarters and was proceeding to the air Force Base to book a flight to Tamale.

The release further disclosed that: “The suspect who entered Burma camp in a commercial vehicle was closely monitored, as he alighted at a bus stop and headed to the air Force Base”.

According to the release, the suspect, upon interrogation admitted that he posed as a Senior Military Officer to enable him to defraud one Mr Abdullah Abdul Fatahu, from whom he had collected an amount of GH₵ 3,000 under the pretext of recruiting him into the Ghana Armed Forces.

At the time of his arrest, the release explained that “the suspect had in his possession fake military identification and business cards and other documents bearing his name”.

Meanwhile, a further search at his places of abode at Ablekuma Fan Milk and Olebu, led to the retrieval of documents including several certificates.

He also had in his possession other fake Ghana Armed Forces recruitment application summary reports, bearing names of persons he was suspected to have defrauded, military uniforms and accoutrement, as well as a toy pistol.

In view of the fact that his two wives had no clue about the fact that he was a fake military officer, the release by the Military suspected the possibility that he might have used the same modus operandi to swindle others.

“…It is possible that many other persons may have fallen victim to his impersonations and fraudulent activities. Such persons are entreated to contact the police CID to help in investigation”.

This, the statement noted, would support the Ghana Armed Forces and the Security Services in weeding out the miscreants within our communities.


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