Pastor nabbed for posing as soldier

Reverend Sampson Adu, a reverend minister who claims to be a member of the Church of Christ in Adjei Kojo, Ashaiman, but leads a prayer group called Tri­umphant Prayer Soldiers at Tema Community 11, has been arrested by the police CID for posing as a soldier.

Reverend Adu was arrested around 2:20am Wednesday at Anyinam onboard a VIP bus with registration number GT 4978-14, which was heading towards Kumasi.

He is now in the cus­tody of the Criminal Investi­gations Department assist­ing with investigations.

Confirming his arrest to Daily Guide, COP Pros­per Kwame Agblor, the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), said a police patrol team stopped the VIP bus the suspect was travelling on to search it as part of their routine checks of vehi­cles plying the road at dawn.

He said in the course of the search, Reverend Adu was spotted dressed in military uniform but without his cap and belt.

When he was asked to produce his appointment certificate or card, he could not produce it.

Upon further interroga­tions, Reverend Adu then confessed that he was not a military man but a man of God who received the uni­form from a soldier friend he healed of stroke in 2012.

He added that the sol­dier he healed was on a peace keeping mission in Liberia and was yet to return. No weapon was however found on the sus­pect.

COP Agblor added that the police have observed that lots of criminals have been using military uniforms and police regalia for their nefarious activities, adding that the police would question any person in these uniforms without permit.