The Ghana Military Police has arrested 41-year–old Bernard Ayeh of Adjirigarnor for personating as a Canadian Army Officer. The said suspect was picked up around the Adenta Barrier general area wearing a camouflage uniform while driving a Mazda saloon car with registration no GR1406-20.
Bernard Ayeh was earlier spotted by a Senior Officer of the Ghana Army around Peduase but the suspect sped off upon sighting the Ghana Army vehicle thereby raising suspicion. The Military Police was notified while the Senior Officer and his Aides pursued him to the Adenta Barrier where he was eventually nabbed.
Upon arrest, the suspect, Bernard Ayeh had in his possession two (2) different types of pistols (a Walther PPS Pistol Serial Numbered AK5810 with 15 rounds and a Springfield Armory XD-9 Pistol Serial Numbered XD883001), He also had two (2) pistol holsters, two (2) handcuffs with keys, a jack knife, a baton, two (2) fake Canadian Army Identity Cards bearing the name Lt Col Bernard Ayeh, three (3) mobile phones and an amount of Thirteen Thousand Four and Seventy GH Cedis, Forty Pesewas (GH¢ 13,470.40)
Upon interrogation the suspect confessed he was not a Canadian Army Officer and that he once worked as a contractor with the Canadian Army and that is how he acquired the Canadian Army camouflage uniform. He also disclosed that he bought one of the pistols from an official at the Ghana Police Headquarters while he inherited the other one from a late Uncle.
Further checks by the Military Police also revealed the suspect’s name had come up in an investigation in respect of personating a military officer and other matters under investigation before the investigative agencies.
The Military Police has accordingly processed the suspect for referral to the Police Headquarters for further investigation and possible prosecution. In view of this any member of the general public who has fallen victim to the activities of the suspect is kindly advised to come forward to assist in investigations.
Director Public Relations