Fake military officer slapped with 15 years jail term

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Bekwai Circuit Court in Ashanti Region presided by His Honour Mark Diboro has jailed a 35-year-old man to 15 years imprisonment for impersonating as a military officer.

The convict , Yaw Gyamfi, a driver by profession ,used the military uniform under false pretense to date many young ladies and defrauded many victims under guise of helping them enlisted into Ghana Army.

The prosecutor told the court that, the convict has been parading us a military officer duping innocent people under the pretense of recruiting them into the Ghana Armed Forces.

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Four months ago, the convict visited his girlfriend at Krofrom -Jacobu wearing military T-Shirt and said he was from a Military base at Sunyani. He convinced one Abena Nyarko -sister of his girl lover, collected Gh1,300 to facilitate his recruitment into the Military.

The convict, again took Ghc15,000 from a chief -Nana Kwarteng Ababio II under the pretense of enlisting his four children into Ghana Army.

The convict went into hiding, however, on June 5, 2021 at about 6:30pm the accused was arrested by Police at his hideout at Krofrom -Jacobu. A military T-shirt was retrieved from the bag of the accused.

He admitted the offence in his caution statement and was charged with defrauding by false pretense.

Source: idogh.com

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