Two people arrested for wearing military uniform and defrauding
General information for Sunday, May 31, 2020
Two suspected thieves were arrested by the Suhum District Police Day Patrol Team in Suhum, Eastern Region, for wearing military uniform and for theft.
The two suspects were identified as Solomon Aquah, a 25-year-old civilian employee of the Ghanaian military who was dressed in a full military uniform and Prince Obeng, a 20-year-old driver in charge of a Daewo Matrix taxi with the registration number GG 376-18.
Mr. Francis Gomado, deputy public relations officer of the Eastern Regional Police who disclosed the incident to the Ghanaian News Agency (GNA), said an eyewitness who was riding a motorcycle on May 27, 2020, since Obuoho, on reaching a section of the road on the outskirts of Anum Apapam, was stopped by the two suspects who had crossed the road in their taxi.
The two extorted money and food from unsuspecting commercial vehicle drivers on the road.
He said the Okada runners rallied at one point and challenged the authority of the suspects.
Sensing the danger, the suspects rushed into their cab, but were chased by passengers to the ceiling of Suhum where the patrol team came to their aid and took over and sent the suspects to the police station. Suhum police.
At the police station, one Michael Martey, a plaintiff, identified Solomon Aquah as the man in military uniform along with three other people who ripped his taxi from him on May 9 this year.
The suspects are currently in custody to assist with investigations, while the Daewoo Matrix Cab they used has been impounded for further investigation.