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Man arrested for impersonating police officer

A 25-year-old man, Prince Baah, has been arrested by the police in Koforidua for impersonation and unlawful possession of police accoutrement.

Eastern Regional Police PRO ASP Ebenezer Tetteh in an interview with Adom News said the police picked information on Monday that the suspect who was impersonating as a policeman from Kumasi and is on leave in Koforidua, was seen wearing a police uniform in town.

The law enforcement officers then proceeded to his room at Okorase, Koforidua and conducted a search which revealed three sets of Ghana Police uniform [one set of Camouflage, Set of Black Uniform, a blue-black Police Uniform], a blue-black berret with police crest, name tag bearing No. 50721 Prince Baah, in his possession.

Other items such as a pair of long black boots, a bayonet, specimen charged sheet book, police belt with ammunition Porch containing two body spray which looks like pepper spray and a tarsar as well as police flashlight were also retrieved.

During interrogation, the suspect told police that he got the uniforms from a policeman stationed at Kumasi and Effiduase but bought the other accoutrement at Asawase, Kumasi.

The exhibits have been retained whilst suspect is detained for investigation.