Suspect, Erasmos Kudekpe from the Volta Region claimed to be a member of the government anti-illegal mining taskforce, Operation Vanguard stationed in Obuasi.
DSP Martin Assenso, Obuasi Municipal Police Commander, disclosed that the young man, was arrested last Friday and has charged with fraud.
The Police Commander said that the suspect also carries multiple names such as as Kelvin, Fredrick and Nana Owusu beside Erasmos Kudekpe and he is believed to have swindled many people.
According to the police chief, the suspect told police during interrogation that he was a member of the band team attached to the Operation Vanguard taskforce, which is false.
DSP Assenso stated that police arrested Kudekpe following information received from a phone seller, who believed he had been defrauded by an offender posing as a soldier.
He narrated that the suspect again claimed to be a soldier to many other residents of Obuasi and once arrested someone for an offence and handed him over to the police for prosecution, but later called to let the person go for lack of interest in the case.
Kudekpe had in his possession military uniforms at the time of his arrest, the police commander stated.