Gladys Mawuko Zee, 61-year- old trader, who allegedly attempted to swindle two businessmen of GH¢25,240.00, had been arrested by the Police at Achimota Mile ‘7’ in Accra.
Zee allegedly asked her victims to supply quantities of their products to her, and later issued them with dud cheques.
The Mile “7” District Police Commander, Superintendent Yussif Tanko, who confirmed the story to The Ghanaian Times, said two other accomplices were on the run and were being sought by the Police.
He said Zee is believed to be part of a gang, who had defrauded other people, adding that members of the group rented a shop for a week or two, and absconded after duping their clients.
Sup Tanko said that on November 11, Zee introduced herself as a trader based at Amasaman, to complainant, Desmond Owusu Danso, 26, businessman at Adabraka.
The police commander said Zee requested for 100 cartons of Bull dog drinks, worth GH¢7, 500.00, adding that the items were supplied to the suspect’s shop at Sowutoum in Accra.
Supt. Tanko stated that the suspect issued two dud cheques with face value of GH¢4,500.00 and GH¢3,000.00 respectively to be cashed on November 14.
He said when Danso delivered the cheques to the bank for authentication he was told they were fake.
The police commander said a report was made to the Police and the suspect was arrested.She led the police to her shop and the drinks were retrieved.
Supt. Tanko stated that 147 bags of ECO washing powder were also found at the shop.
The police commander said checks revealed that the owner of the washing powder is Antwi Boasiako, a businessman,to whom the suspect also issued two dud cheques for GH¢8,870.00.
He said during interrogation Gladys admitted to the crime, adding that the suspect will be arraigned soon.
By Anita Nyarko-Yirenkyi