The Western Regional Zonal Office of the Food and Drugs Board (FDB) on Tuesday advised the public not to transact business with an unidentified person who has been posing as an enforcement officer of the board.
A press release from the Board signed by Mr George Pentsil, Western and Central Regional Zonal Officer, said some sachet water producers in the region have reported that an unidentified person has extorted money from them at their manufacturing premises.
It said the unidentified person used a fake identity card with the logo of the board bearing the name Emmanuel E. Walters.
The release said, "This person has visited Juabeso, Bawdie, Inchaban and other places and is believed to have accomplices".
It said, "The Board wishes to inform the general public that officers of the Board who do perform legitimate assignments do carry their identity cards which should be thoroughly inspected to secure their identity".
The release assured the public that the Board is making every effort to bring the impersonator to book.
It advises the general public particularly food sellers, sachet water producers and shop owners to report such dubious characters to the Police and the Board for prompt action.