From Op Vanguard Desk
A soldier and two accomplices suspected to be posing as Operation Vanguard personnel, harassing and extorting money from civilians at Sekyere Atiwa West District, have been grabbed by the Eastern Forward Operation Base (FOB) of the National Anti-Galamsey Task Force.
The Soldier – Private Bawa Kobore, of 5 Infantry Battalion, who is said to be on Rapid Deployment Force (RDF) duties at the Southern Command, Accra, was caught on Thursday, 21 November 2019, with an M16 assault rifle and fifteen rounds of 5.56 x 45mm NATO (bullets).
Private Bawa’s accomplices were; Emmanuel Opoku from the Achimota Forestry Commission and Seth Tiboah, a bookman from Sekyere.
Information further gathered indicated that, three other suspects, including Private Baah Fredrick of 153 Armoured Regiment, a Military Police (MP) personnel, and a National Security personnel, both yet to be identified, took to their heels before the patrol team got to the scene.
The apprehended suspects are presently under investigation and would face the full rigors of the law if found culpable.
The operation was conducted under the command of Officer Commanding (OC) FOB East, Major JM Baluo.