Ex-military officer arrested over recruitment scam

The suspect is said to have convinced his prospective clients that he was a Colonel in the military service and therefore stood a better chance of getting them recruited.

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A 34-year-old ex-military officer, John Dramani Sulemana has been arrested by the Northern Regional Police Command for allegedly defrauding five persons with the pretext of recruiting them into the police and military services.

Sulemana who allegedly defrauded his victims of a total of GH₵ 12,970 would be arraigned before court on January 4, 2016 with the charge of defrauding by false pretext and impersonation.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Ebenezer Tetteh, Regional Police Public Relations Officer said the suspect was arrested last week with charges of attempting to sell a rented vehicle in Tamale.

He said upon the arrest, people who had allegedly been defrauded by the suspect rushed to the police station.

ASP Tetteh said the suspect convinced his prospective clients that he was a Colonel in the military service and therefore stood a better chance of getting them recruited.

Preliminary background checks on the suspect indicated that from 2006-2012, was in the army with the rank of a sergeant stationed at the education unit in Accra but deserted his post was subsequently dismissed.

Source: GNA

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