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Tamale: Fake Military Officer in Grips of Military Police after Failed Recruitment

Mr. Kobby Asiawiik Adakuta, 28, and a resident of Shishagu in the Sagnarigu Municipality of the Northern region is in the grips of the Military Police Department of the 6 Battalion of Infantry Garrison, Northern Command for posing as a military officer.

Mr. Kobby Asiawiik Adakuta who identified himself as Samson to an unsuspected resident of Tamale Akosala John Amaawen, as an officer of the 6 Battalion of Infantry of the Ghana Armed Forces, promised to get him recruited into the Ghana Armed Forces.

He charged his client an amount of Ghs 40,000.00 for recruitment in the 2020 recruiting period but failed.

“I told him I couldn’t afford that amount. He asked me to pay bit by bit and I started with Ghs 5,000.00 until I paid Ghs 32,230, 000. I was told to add Ghs 7,000.00 but I told him I couldn’t pay again”, Akosala John Amaawen recounted.

The inability of him in meeting the Ghs 7,000.00 demand ended the conversation between the two as the suspect avoided any form of communication with him.

WO II Boakye-Yiadom Prince, the Military Police Department Commander of 6BN, Northern Command in an interview with ZAMI Reports revealed a report of an imposter was made to him by a colleague who urged him to investigate.

“I got a call to investigate an imposter¬† who said he is with ABF and is in Tamale conducting recruitment”.

But checks at the Northern Command revealed he was not a serving personnel.

“The six military police arranged a meeting with the suspect on Saturday August 29, at Kanvili and arrested him”.

The suspect confirmed knowing the victim who was at 6BN at the time and also confirmed receiving the said amount.

Military accoutrements were retrieved from his residence during a visit by the officers.

“We found full pair of military camouflage, another camouflage which has been cut into shorts, military singlets, and a fresh military boot”.

Picture frame of Kobby Asiawiik Adakuta in military camouflage in his Shishagu residence.

The officers also found a picture framed of the suspect in a full military uniform.

“He is still at the barracks because we needed to investigate and make sure we had all the information to help the police” WO II Boakye-Yiadom Prince intonated when quizzed about the continuous holding of the suspect by the military.

Zubaida Afua Mabuno Ismail| www.zamireports.com|Tamale|N/R.

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