Trader arrested for recruitment scam

Suspect Joe Dzogope Anthony

Suspect Joe Dzogope Anthony

A man has been arrested for allegedly posing as a medical doctor at the 37 Military Hospital and defrauding 10 people.

Joe Dzogope Anthony, 48, a second hand cloth dealer, was reported to have collected between ¢500 and GH¢1,800 from his victims to enlist them into the Ghana Armed Forces.

The Accra Central District Police Commander, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Richmond Bonsu told The Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday that Anthony took the money between January and February last year.

He said his modus is that Anthony would meet his victim at the hospital and introduce himself as the Second in Command at the medical section and present them with his identity card.

DSP Bonsu said the suspect then takes the money from his victims to facilitate their enlistment process and also purchase other sporting wares and then escape.

He said the Police received complaints from the victims about his activities and he was arrested last Saturday in Accra after he was lured by the police who feigned interest in his operations.

He said checks at the hospital revealed that Anthony was not a doctor and at the hospital.

DSP Bonsu said the suspect is in the custody of the police assisting in investigations.

He called on the public who have fallen victims to such scam to report to the police and said suspect would soon be arraigned before court.

By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi

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