‘Soldier’ arrested after capturing motorbike thief
Police in the Northern Region have arrested a native of Bawku in the Upper East region for parading himself as a military officer with the 6BN Regiment in Tamale.
Issah Abdul Mubarik, 37, arrived at the police station on October 16, 2017 in a military uniform to hand over another suspect whom he claimed stole his (Mubarik’s) motorcycle some months back, the Tamale District Police Commander, Superintendent Dinam Zoiku narrated.
“Sergeant Mubarik” told investigators that he was a soldier with the 6BN in Tamale and went ahead to write that in his statement to the police as a complainant.
The investigators were however suspicious of his conduct, thus launched an intense interrogation where the suspect made a u-turn admitting he was not a military officer later at the police station on October 23, 2017, explaining that the military uniform belongs to his late grandfather.
The investigators immediately took the suspect to his apartment at Dungu where they found two set of military uniforms bearing the name “A. Mubarik”, one pair of military trousers, two military sweaters, 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 of “Forces Pay Regiment, Burma Camp Accra”, and some forged certificates.
Superintendent Dinam Zoiku told 3news.com “suspect Mubarik is being investigated for possession of military accoutrements and impersonation”.
He said the suspect would be arraigned but was unable to immediately tell when.