Man arrested for joining Police Training School with fake KNUST certificate he made

Authorities at the Pwalugu Police Training School in the Upper East Region have reportedly arrested a recruit, Sadam Sumaila, for using a fake degree to apply for the recruitment.

Man arrested for joining Police Training School with fake KNUST certificate he made

The 28-year-old had dreams of becoming a police officer and joined the training school, but things took a wrong turn. Sadam used a fake certificate from Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology to get into the training. No one suspected anything until he complained about the rank he was given in the training.

When the authorities looked into his records, they found out the truth. His certificate was not real; it was made up. This led to Sadam getting arrested. During questioning, he admitted that he made the fake certificate in 2020.

The news of Sadam's arrest shocked the small town as people couldn't believe that a police recruit would do such a thing.

In another report, a 45-year-old farmer, Abubakari Numburu, who called the District Chief Executive of Chereponi in the North East Region on the phone to threaten him with death, has been jailed for five years.

The Northern Region's Yendi Circuit court considered his conduct a violation of section 75 of the Criminal Offences Act 1960, Act 29 and jailed him following his guilty plea.

The prosecution, led by D/C/Inspector Nicodemus York, detailed how Numburu, a farmer residing in Kwame Nansoni, had placed a menacing call to Nashiru Zuwera Muda on November 20, 2023, threatening, “I will kill you if you dare enter Chereponi.”

The alarmed complainant didn’t want to wait for the now-convict to back his death threat with action. He promptly reported the matter to Chereponi police, who, with the assistance of National Security, apprehended Numburu.

During the interrogation, Numburu admitted guilt in his caution statement, leading Judge H/H Justice Francis Ayamwuni Asobayire to decree a five-year prison term for the offence.

Section 75 of Act 29, which Justice Ayamwuni Asobayire relied on to sentence Numburu to the 5-year jail term, states: “Whoever threatens any other person with death, with the intent to put that person in fear of death, is guilty of a second-degree felony.” This story serves as a cautionary tale about the legal repercussions of making threats with the intent to instil fear, emphasizing the commitment to maintaining public safety and order.


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