Sunday, March 26, 2017

Man Arrested For Posing As CID Officer

11:20:00 PM

A young man believed to be in his early 30s has been arrested by the Kibi Police command for posing as a personnel of the Ghana Criminal Investigation Department (CID).

He was arrested at a hotel in the Abuakwa South district of the Eastern Region upon a tip-off. The suspect, according to residents have been molesting and extorting money from residents in and around Bunso junction.

Confirming the arrest to Citi News, the Kibi Municipal Police Commander DSP Mariam Osei-Adu, said the suspect arrived in the town some three months ago and told residents he was in to investigate a murder case.

DSP Osei-Adu added that the police was processing him for court. “We got the information that the gentleman, in his early 30s was going around telling people that he is a CID officer.

When he arrived at the place some three months ago and rented a place at Bunso. According to residents, he said he was a CID man and he was there purposely to investigate a murder case.

I think the people in observing him clearly and from his conversation and actions, suspected that he was not a CID officer so they alerted the police. He is now in custody and we are preparing him for court.”

The police rely heavily on tip-offs and reports on suspicious characters within the community to bust imposters.

The police have struggled in the past few years to deal with persons who pose as military and police officers and molest citizens.

Some of these imposters also promise jobs and other essential services and abscond after receiving huge sums of money from their victims.

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