“Brother Fraud” nabbed for impersonating CANU rank
A man called “Brother Fraud” was on Wednesday nabbed by law enforcement officers as he was in the act of impersonating a Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) officer and attempting to arrest a young man for narcotics.
Reports are that the incident occurred on Wednesday afternoon in the vicinity of Thomas and Middle streets, Georgetown.
According to information received, “Brother Fraud”, decked with a body camera and handcuffs while driving a heavily tinted white Toyota Premio car, approached a young man, claiming that he was wanted for the possession of narcotics, and would be taken to the Brickdam Police Station.
The young man, however, refused to go with “Brother Fraud” and demanded that he properly identify himself, but this was not forthcoming, and so the young man resisted as “Brother Fraud” attempted to force him into his car. By that time, Police on patrol noticed the commotion and went to the scene. This prompted “Brother Fraud” to jump into his car and speed away; however, he was pursued by the ranks and cornered. Unable to provide identification to substantiate his claim that he was a CANU officer, he was arrested and taken to the Brickdam Police Station. He remains in custody as Police continue their investigation.
“Brother Fraud” had been charged in 2016 with four counts of forgery. Police had charged him after he had forged receipts to Yohini Latchman, Principal Assistant Secretary (Finance) at the former Ministry of Culture; and he had also forged receipts showing payments made to him by Universal Machinery. (G15)