Ex-Policeman, Two Others Arrested For Fraud

suspectThree young men, one of them an  ex-police officer, are in the grips of the law for allegedly defrauding Kimbaline Investment, a jewelry company  in the United States of America, of $1million.

The suspects are Amankwah Osei Tutu alias Wilberforce Nimako, 27, Seth Dzemasi (the ex-Police Officer), alias Seth Tekper, 34, and Jeffrey Kofi Boakye alias George Yeboah Minta, 27.

The suspects were said to have collected the money in  exchange of 100kg of gold  estimated at $32,000 per kilo but failed to honour their promise.

Briefing the press, the Adenta District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Stephen Kofi Ahiatafu said last May this year, the jewelry company saw a company on the internet which dealt in the sale of gold in Ghana and decided to send one of its Ghanaian workers residing in Florida, USA to it.

He said  victim travelled to Ghana to contact the company for more information and how to transact business with it.
According to him, victim met one John Amoah currently at large, adding that Amoah introduced the suspects to him as the main dealer in the gold.

During interaction, the suspects disclosed that they needed equipment to aid them extract more gold and if the victim could provide them, then they would give him gold in exchange.

According to DSP Ahiatafu, suspects took the victim to Nsawam where they gave him a genuine gold to win his trust.
Victim became convinced, and paid $650.00 into Tutu’s account and later paid the  $350,000 to complete payment for the gold.
After the payment, the company waited several weeks but the suspects failed to deliver the gold.

Victim was informed that the shipment had been locked up in Amsterdam in Holland. According to DSP Ahiatafu, after victim had facilitated the release of the shipment, he noted that, the container had no gold in it but rather old metals.

Victim travelled back to Ghana and reported the case to the police. The suspects decided to meet with the victim and his friend who faked interest in buying 75kg of gold at a cost of $2.4 million.

Suspects were arrested on October 24, at a hotel negotiating business with the new buyer. They are in police custody pending investigations. DSP Ahiatafu said the police are searching for John Amoah, Nana Mensah and Mr. Asante who are also involued in the fraud.  By Agnes Opoku Sarpong

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