Fake Policeman Arrested

THE ACCRA Regional Police Command yesterday arrested one John Owusu Fiagbenu who posed a police officer for impersonation. Fiagbenu, 37, is unemployed and lives at Afienya in the Tema metropolis. He was spotted at the Central Business District of Accra at Okaishie at about 9:30am wearing police uniform. According to Sergeant Danso, Acting Public Relations Officer at the Regional Police Headquarters, Fiagbenu disclosed during interrogation that he acquired the uniform from a police officer stationed at Afienya Police Station whom he described as his uncle. Sgt. Danso issued a stern warning to the public to stop using police or military accoutrements since illegal possession of such regalia was an offence. �Possessing police and military accoutrement without authority is against the law,� he said stressing that people who impersonated police usually committed crimes. He noted that the Accra region was making efforts to contact Tema to identify the so-called uncle of the suspect. The suspect would be arraigned after investigations are completed. Charges of unlawfully possessing police accoutrement may be preferred against him.