Presidential Staffer Imposter Busted

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A 42 year old man, Mr. Christian Afriyie Mireku, has been arrested by the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Command for trying to defraud the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander of a sum of GH5.000.

Mr. Mireku, who is a pupil teacher of Yamfo Roman Catholic Primary School, but lives at Abesim was reported to have placed series of phone calls to the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Mr. Maxwell Atingane, the Brong Ahafo Regional Police Commander to pay him GH5.000 to have his name enlisted in a document that the president is considering to promote some police officers in the Ghana Police Service (GPS).

Mr. Atingane, said he became suspicious when the man who gave his name as Dr Clement Apaak, a presidential staffer at the Flagstaff House, started giving him persistent phone calls. The Regional Commander, feigned interest and reported it for investigation.

The police boss then commissioned some of the trusted men to start a speedy investigation into the matter and bring him to book within the shortest possible time. True to the words, suspect was arrested on April 23, 2015 at his residence at Abesim, near Sunyani.

He was arraigned before court on April 24, 2015, and was remanded in police custody to reappear on April 27, 2015.

The case has been adjourned to Monday, May 11, 2015.

The Regional Police Command, is appealing to all who have fallen victim to Christian Afriyie Mireku, to come and report.

The commander, also advised the public to beware of such miscreants.

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