Military Police personnel arrest man for posing as a Senior Military Officer

The Military Police of the Ghana Armed Forces have arrested a young man identified as Rufai Abubakar for posing as a senior military officer and trying to access a military installation at Burma Camp in Accra.

The suspect, who was dressed in a military camouflage uniform, decorated with fake Lieutenant Colonel ranks, according to a statement from the Ghana Armed Forces, claimed he was stationed at Northern Command Headquarters and was proceeding to the Air Force Base to book a flight to Tamale.

“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.”

“The guards on duty noted his suspicious behaviour, questioned him and after some incoherent answers, he confessed he was not a service personnel,” the Ghana Armed Forces added in a statement.

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