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A statement signed by Colonel Eric Aggrey-Quarshie,, Public Relations Officer of GAF, said the suspect, Corporal Dovlo Agbeshie, was “declared illegally absent on 20th August 2016 and later declared a deserter and struck off his staff list and ceases to be a member of the Ghana Armed Forces.”
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The suspect was arrested for allegedly extorting huge sums of monies from unsuspecting Chinese Nationals and some local miners in Enchi and its surrounding communities.
The Enchi Police Commander Supt Raymond Kofi Erzuah said the residents of the area reported the extortion to the security agency.
Corporal Agbeshie and his accomplices were arrested but he subsequently escaped.
He was however rearrested at the Yiwabra barrier at Enchi together with a civilian accomplice.
The police retrieved his military uniform and 3 different mobile phones from the suspect.
The military personnel and his civilian accomplices are expected to be transferred to the Asankragua police Command for further investigations.
Superintendent Raymond Kofi Erzuah said this is the third time in less than two months that military personnel have been arrested by the police for alleged extortion and robberies in the Western region.
On October 30, three officers; A.C.2 Oliviete Solomon with service No.207333, AC2 Agantwuo Agana with number 207323 and Joseph Osei Abraham numbered 207356 AC2 were arrested by the Tarkwa divisional police command for alleged extortion.