Fake military officer arrested in Tamale

Issah Abdul Mubarik, suspect

A 34-year-old native of Bawku has been picked up by the Northern regional Police for posing as a military officer.

Briefing the media on the incident, the Tamale Metropolitan Police Commander, Supt. Dinam Zoiku said the suspect, Issah Abdul Mubarik on October 16, 2017 “went to the Tamale District Police dressed in military uniform and handed over a suspect who suspect Mubarik claims stole his motorbike some months back.”

Mubarik who resides at Dungu in Tamale told the police he was a soldier with the 6BN in Tamale.

Suspicious of Mubarik’s status as a military officer, the police conducted background checks on him and realized he was not with the 6BN in Tamale as claimed.

According to Supt. Dinam, “upon further interrogation yesterday [October 23], he [Mubarik] admitted he was not a soldier and that the military accoutrements belonged to his late grandfather.”

Upon a search of the suspect’s room at Dungu, the police found two sets of military uniforms bearing the name A. Mubarik; a pair of military trousers; two military pullovers; two military vests; one military combat boot; one military cap; a pair of military gloves; two pieces of 9mm ammunitions; a rubber stamp bearing the name Force Pay Regiment, Burma Camp Accra and some forged certificates.

The suspect is yet to be charged and processed for court.

Supt. Zoiku warned the youth to desist from such acts as the law will eventually catch up with them.

“The general public, especially the youth, is advised to desist from parading as security personnel when they are not. The wearing of police or military uniform without a reasonable excuse constitutes a criminal offence and punishable under the law,” he stated.

By: Yahaya Masahudu, radiotamale.com