Student held for fraud

Suspect John ArmahA 29-year-old student has been arrested by the police for allegedly attempting to defraud a businessman of ¢25,000, at Dzorwulu in Accra.

John Armah, the suspect, who is pursuing computer engineering course at an Information Communication Technology School in Accra (name withheld),  was reported to have parceled cement in plastic bags as oil sealants to dupe his victim.

The Head of the Documentation Fraud Unit of the Criminal investigation Department, (CID) Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Seth Sewornu disclosed these to The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday.

He said that on October 29, the complainant received a phone call from an unknown person claiming he had a quantity of oil sealant, which was on high demand by oil companies and could supply him some.

DSP Sewornu said the caller asked the complainant to meet him at Dzorwulu in Accra with GH¢25,000 for the purchase of the oil sealants.

He said the complainant alerted the police because he suspected the deal was fraudulent.

DSP Sewornu said Armah showed up with a box containing the supposed oil sealant, which he attempted to supply to the complainant, but was arrested by the Police.

DSP Sewornu said the Police found  the cement packed in plastic bags and concealed in a box.

DSP Sewornu said  during interrogation he told the Police he was sent by two men and a lady, who picked him in their Pontiac Vibe car at Awoshie near NIC to deliver the goods for a fee of GH¢200.

He said he would be arraigned for conspiracy and defrauding by false pretence.


By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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