Ghanaian, Japanese swindled of $150,000 in gold deal

The police are on manhunt for a businessman and an accomplice, who allegedly swindled a Ghanaian, and two Japanese partners, of $150,000, in fake gold transaction.

This follows an arrest warrant issued by the District Court, in Kaneshie, for the arrest of Mohammed Ali, 46, for defrauding by false pretences.

The head of Public Affairs of the CID, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Juliana Obeng, who confirmed the story to the Ghanaian Times, in Accra, yesterday, said complainants, Emmanuel Kwadwo Addo, a Ghanaian, and Japanese partners, Katamama Tomokazu and Koji Tomamitso, who were domicile in Japan, came to Ghana to buy gold.

DSP Obeng said the complainants were introduced to Mohammed Ali and Alex Amofa, who sold seven bars of gold at $150,000 to them (complainants).

She said when the complainants returned to Hong Kong, Japan, they detected that the gold bars they purchased from Ali and Amofa were fake, but attempts to contact suspects failed.

DSP Obeng said the suspects returned to Ghana and reported the case to the police, adding that investigations into the alleged scam had commenced and efforts were being made to apprehend the suspects.

She urged the public to contact the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service CID, headquarters, in Accra, with any credible information about the suspects, for immediate action.

BY ANITA NYARKO-YIRENKYI

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