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05.07.2008 Crime & Punishment

Man fined for posing as BVI operative

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A magistrate's court in Kadjebi on Friday imposed a fined of 300 Ghana cedis on Emmanuel Kpoti, 32, unemployed, for posing as an operative of the Bureau of National Investigation (BNI).
He was also bonded to be of good behaviour for 12 months or serve six months in hard labour in prison in default.
He pleaded guilty to pretending to be a public officer.
Detective Chief Inspector of Police Gabriel Kaledzi told the court presided over by Mrs Stans Amanoipo, that Kpoti was arrested by the police at Kadjebi where he introduced himself to a police officer as an operative of BNI on special assignment at Kadjebi.
He said Kpoti could not produce any identity to back his claim when the police requested him to identify himself.
Kpoti explained that he was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crime and promised to change his behaviour.

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