THE Police have arrested a 36-year-old man, Alfred Nyan, at Tarkwa for allegedly posing as an operative of National Security in Accra.
Nyan was arrested on Wednesday, November 10, 2010, about 3 p.m. when he was alleged to have assaulted Stephen Eshun and Moris Kuvor, city guards of the Tarkwa/Nsuaem Municipal Assembly, who had been detailed to control traffic in the Tarkwa town.
In the process, Eshun had a blackened right eye, while Kuvor had bruises on the left ear. Both reported the case to the Tarkwa Divisional Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
The Western Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Alhaji Hamidu Mahama, who briefed the Daily Graphic, said when Nyan was arrested he told the police that he (Nyan) was an operative of the National Security in Accra.
He said after further interrogation, it came out that the suspect was making false claims.
The regional commander said a pair of hand-cuffs and an identity card he was alleged to have possessed could, however, not be traced.
DCOP Hamidu said during a search on the suspect’s saloon car with registration number GW 3020 Y, a military camouflage cap and midland walkie talkie were found.
He said the suspect claimed that the military cap belonged to his soldier friend, whose name he did not disclose, while the pair of hand-cuffs belonged to a police friend in Accra called Tony.
The suspect was to be put before the Tarkwa Circuit Court.
In another development, the police have arrested a 35-year-old farmer, Kumor Sanyo, also known as Kwesi Badu, from Polelaniyiri, near Wa, for possessing a locally-manufactured pistol with two live ammunitions.
Also GH¢ 2,800.00 was found on Sanyo, who was arrested at the police checkpoint at Bawdie in the Prestea/Huni Valley District in the Western Region.
He has since appeared before the Tarkwa Circuit Court and been remanded in police custody to reappear on Monday, November 15, 2010.