A bold and vigilant taxi driver in Takoradi, last Monday, caused the arrest of a policeman, who was alleged to be possessing fake currency notes.

The policeman, L/Cpl. Kyei Baah, who was then in mufti, was alleged to have used part of the fake notes to pay his taxi fare.

Sensing something fishy, the driver (name withheld), was said to have confronted the policeman, who then took to his heels.

According to the police, the taxi driver raised an alarm and Kyei Baah, attached to the Port Police, was given a chase and arrested.

He was then escorted to the Rapid Deployment Force Unit of the Ghana Police Service in Takoradi, where he was confirmed to be a policeman.

When he was later searched, GH¢50.00 in GH¢10.00 denominations and GH¢8.00 in GH¢ 1.00 denominations with the same serial numbers were found on him.

Kyei Baah told the police during interrogation that he boarded a taxi the previous day and gave the driver GH¢50.00, which he (the driver) changed into GH¢ 10 denomination from another taxi driver.

The Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, confirmed the story and said the suspect had been interdicted pending investigations.

Source: Daily Graphic