Police seek self-styled secretary for fraud

Irene Gbesemete,suspect

Irene Gbesemete,suspect

The police have mounted a search for the arrest of a self-styled company secretary, for allegedly defrauding 20 victims of a total amount of GH¢170,000 under the pretext of securing visa for them.

Irene Akosua Gbesemete, who uses names such as Chantel Sedem and Ida Simplicity, was reported to have received money from his victims and bolted.

A police source at the Kpeshie Divisional Police, in Accra, told The  Ghanaian Times  yesterday, that  in August last year, Gbesemete, who claimed to be the Secretary to EKOBONS, a financial company, collected GH¢90,000 from Boachie Denis and other victims at Nungua, a suburb of Accra.

The source said Gbesemete, told the victims that she would offer them visa to Ireland and USA, but went into hiding after receiving money from his victims.

According to the source the victims reported the case to the police and the Magistrate court issued a bench warrant for her arrest.

The source appealed to the public to volunteer reliable information for the arrest of Gbesemete, and advised that thorough background checks are done on people before engaging them in any business transactions.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong


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