Fake Police Officer Grabbed

The suspect

The Accra Regional Police Command has
apprehended one Rasmus Frimpong, who is unemployed, for impersonation and fraud.

According to the Accra Regional
Public Relations Officer (PRO) DSP Effia Tenge, the suspect used the name
Detective Sergeant Rasmus Frimpong stationed at the Property Fraud Unit of the
Criminal Investigations Department (CID) at the Police Headquarters to
perpetrate fraud.

He succeeded in collecting GH¢1,850
from a woman under the pretext of enlisting her into the Customs Division of the
Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA).

“After failing to enlist the victim
into the service after he collected the money two years ago, the victim
reported the matter to the police, which led to his arrest,” she said.

She said a set of police uniforms, a specimen
charge sheet book, police handbook, police code of conduct book and Motorola
walkie talkie were seized from the house of suspect during a search by the

DSP Tenge said on April 17, 2019
around 6am, the victim travelled from Koforidua to the Accra Regional Police
Command to report that a police sergeant by called Rasmus Frimpong collected GH¢1,850 from her in 2017 under the
pretext of helping her to join the GRA.

She said on April 26, 2019 the police
found the suspect and during interrogation he insisted he was a police officer
and went on to give his service number as “No. 42904 D/ Sgt Rasmus Frimpong
station at the Property Fraud Unit of CID Headquarters, Accra.”

DSP Tenge said when the police probed further the suspect confessed that he was not a police officer but refused to disclose how he got the police accoutrements.


By Linda Tenyah-Ayettey

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