By Gifty Amofa, GNA
Accra, Sept. 9,
GNA - An Accra Circuit Court has remanded a fake soldier for allegedly
defrauding three nurses under the pretext of getting them enlisted into the
Ghana Armed Forces (GAF).
Ferguson, who posed as a military captain with the name Dankwah, pleaded not
guilty to conspiracy and defrauding by false pretence.
and Majeed, both claimed to be soldiers, his two accomplices, currently on the
run took GH¢6,400.00 from their victims.
Inspector Samuel Ahiabor told the Court presided over by Mrs Ruby Naa Adjeley
Quaison that Mr Daniel Tetteh, Philemon Gazari and Theophilus Nyamadi are
nurses of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and complainants in the case.
Ferguson lived at Papase-Kasoa in the Central Region.
In August 2019,
Ferguson met one Madam Leticia Lewah, a Senior nurse, at the Korle Bu Teaching
Hospital, who is a witness in the case and asked her for assistance.
himself as Captain Dankwah attached to the Military Intelligence Unit and
currently on Peace-keeping in Sudan.
said he further told Madam Lewah that he was at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital
to investigate a newly recruited doctor into the GAF.
Ahiabor said they later exchanged phone contacts and two days later, he called
her and asked whether she had relatives who were interested in being enlisted
into the GAF.
Madam Lewah, he
said, replied no but the accused informed her that he had been given three
slots that he could help enlist.
said, Madam Lewah also informed the three complainants who were her
subordinates about the said opportunity and they expressed interest.
Ferguson was introduced to them as Captain Dankwah, where he asked each of them
to pay GH¢300.00 for the Military recruitment form through his mobile money
In the same
month, Ferguson met Gazari at Bukom and filled the forms for him whilst those
of Nyamadi and Tetteh were filled at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle and Sukula, all
person took GH¢150.00 each from the complainants to fuel his car as well as
collected GH¢1,500.00, GH¢1,850.00 and GH¢1,700.00 from Gazari, Tetteh and
He again asked
them to pay GH¢8,000.00 each to enable him settle some Army Commanders but the
complainants became suspicious and informed Madam Lewah and she reported it to
the Military Police at the 37 Military Hospital.
Ahiabor said he was lured to come for the remaining money, where he was
arrested and handed over to the Police.
Investigations, he mentioned his alleged accomplices as Samba and Majeed who
were behind the deal.