Student posing as police officer arrested

Police in Wa have arrested a 29-year-old student of the Wa Polytechnic for posing as a police officer. 

Peter Suntaa Winslows was dressed in police uniform when he was arrested at Kpaguri upon a tip-off. 

He was later arraigned before the Wa Circuit court and remanded into police custody and to reappear on Tuesday.

“The police spotted the accused person in police uniform with no name tag, no lanyard and no beret at the Mexico drinking spot at Wa Kpaguri with some women suspected to be commercial sex workers,” ACP Peter Ndekugri Anombugri, Deputy Upper West Regional Commander.

The suspect who is a Purchasing and Supply student of the Wa Polytechnic, could not answer a single question in the midst of the alleged commercial sex workers when confronted by the police.

He suddenly took to his heels but was later arrested by the police, ACP Peter Anombugri said. 

The suspect told the police upon interrogation that the police uniform was given to him by the Regional Police Band for March 6, 2017 rehearsals.

He, however, did not return it to the police after the programme, but ACP Peter Anombugri stated that their checks revealed otherwise.

Notorious fugitive

In a related development, ACP Peter Anombugri used the opportunity to thank the public for coming forth with information which led to the arrest of the notorious fugitive, Fuseini Sunkari last week.

Mr Sunkari, 47, has been on the wanted list of the Upper West police for the past two and half years.

He is alleged to be the mastermind of several robbery cases in the region and neighbouring Burkina Faso.

As a leader of the robbery syndicate, he is alleged to have trained several people and who are dotted around the Upper West Region.

Fuseini Sunkari is accused of violently robbing and killing several people in the region including a police officer stationed at Wechiau in the Wa West district two years ago.

He was remanded into police custody last week by the Wa High Court presided over by Justice Kwasi Boakye.

ACP Peter Anombugri want the public to act same on other criminal issues to help them deal ruthlessly with all criminals and their elements.

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