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Fake policeman who had arrested civilian finds himself apprehended by real officers

A young Ghanaian man, Hassan Avorgah, 24, found himself in the hands of real police officers after he was apprehended for posing as a member of the police force and arresting a civilian.

Fake policeman who had arrested civilian finds himself apprehended by real officers

Avorgah's charade came to an abrupt end when his suspicious behaviour raised concerns, ultimately leading to his arrest by the Nima District Police Command on March 17, 2024.

"The Ghana Police Service, through the vigilance of some of its officers yesterday 17th March 2024, arrested suspect Hassan Avorgah for personation and possession of Police uniform without lawful authority," the Ghana Police Service said in a statement on Monday, March 18.

Avorgah faces charges of deceiving a public officer, impersonation, and possession of police accoutrements without lawful authority. Reports indicate that Avorgah had taken it upon himself to arrest an individual and transported the victim to the Holy Garden Police Station under the guise of being a police officer. However, his inability to provide accurate details about his supposed role as a law enforcement officer raised suspicions, ultimately resulting in his arrest.

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At the time of his apprehension, Avorgah was attired in a police camouflage uniform and was found in possession of various police accoutrements, including a pair of handcuffs, a taser, a pouch, and two mobile phones. Further investigation led the police to Avorgah's residence at Berlin Bridge in Nima, where a search yielded additional incriminating evidence, including security belts, black police uniforms, a black round hat, a blue-black cardigan, and a picture frame belonging to the suspect.

"The suspect is currently in custody whiles investigation is ongoing to establish how he came by the uniform.

"We would like to assure the public that the suspect will be put before the court to face justice," the Police statement added.

Avorgah's audacious attempt to impersonate a police officer and his subsequent arrest highlight the dedication of the police force to root out impostors and maintain public trust.

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The swift response by officers of the Nima District Police Command not only thwarted Avorgah's deceptive scheme but also prevented potential harm to innocent civilians.

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