No soldier involved in car snatching syndicate — GAF

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) has released a statement indicating that none of their personnel was involved in car snatching syndicate as reported on social media.

GAF in a statement said its attention had been drawn to viral videos and photos of the arrest of five men who are alleged to have attacked and snatched a car from a victim at Tamale.

In the videos, one of the suspects was captured wearing military camouflage uniform and has been described as personnel in the Ghana Armed Forces.

“We wish to state categorically that the suspect is not a soldier of the Ghana Armed Forces. The Armed Forces is worried about the rising spate of impersonation by civilians, either wearing military uniforms or posting of fake pictures of themselves as military officers to defraud unsuspecting Ghanaians.

“The unauthorised sale of military uniforms and military pattern gadgets by some vendors contributes to this state of affairs and is inimical to national security.

“The Ghana Armed Forces is ready to cooperate with the Police to unravel the source of the military uniform in this particular incident and to stop the unauthorised sale of military uniforms across the country. Ghanaians should be confident to provide information to the security agencies in order to nib this trend in the bud.

“The general public is advised once again to be circumspect in dealing with persons who pose as military personnel. Please contact the Directorate of Public Relations on 0544338030 when in doubt.”

No soldier involved in car snatching syndicate — GAF