Fake military officer nabbed for GH¢25,000 fraud

A 24-year old electrician at Nungua in the Greater Accra Region, Japhet Binney is in the grips of the Eastern Regional Police Command for allegedly posing as a military officer and defrauding a restaurant manageress of GH¢25,000.00.


The Eastern Regional Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Police Service, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Ebenezer Tetteh who confirmed the story to the Ghanaian Times said the victim with the assistance of four military officers in Koforidua arrested and handed the suspect over to the police at about 9:30a.m prompt on Wednesday September 12, 2018 with a three framed photographs of the suspects as exhibits.


He said the victim, Emelia Amoah, 34, a manageress at Linda D’or restaurant in Koforidua, told the police that the suspect posed to her as a military officer and on August 10, 2018, collected a cash of GH¢9,000.00 from her under the pretext of enlisting her into the Ghana Armed Forces.


DSP Tetteh added that on September 4, 2018, the suspect, Binney again collected an amount of GH¢16,000 from victim and told her he would use the money to buy some goods for sale while on a peacekeeping mission in Lebanon, with the promise to pay her on his return  but failed to do so.


He said all efforts by the victim to retrieve her money proved futile.


DSP Tetteh said the suspect would be arraigned for prosecution as soon as investigations into the matter were concluded.



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