A 30-year-old man is in the grips of the law for allegedly defrauding eight artisans to a tune of GH¢118,000 in Accra.
Edu Gyamfi, described by the police as a con man, was said to have collected the money to procure visas for victims but to no avail.
According to the police, they suspected many people had fallen victim to the scam.
The Head of the Documentation Fraud Unit of the Criminal Investigations Department, (CID) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Seth Sewornu, told The Ghanaian Times that the suspect was in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.
He said sometime last year, the suspect placed advertisement on various electronic media houses that he was capable of securing visas for prospective travellers who wanted to travel to Asian countries to work.
DSP Sewornu said under false pretense, he collected a total of GH¢118,000 from his victims with the promise of sending them to Dubai but absconded upon receipt of the money.
He said on May 28, Gyamfi was spotted by some of the victims who are complainants in the case at a drinking spot at Dawhenya.
DSP Sewornu said during interrogation, Edu Gyamfi admitted committing the crime.
DSP Sewornu has, however, urged the public who had fallen victim to the scam to report to the police.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi