Police chase businessman in connection with GH¢70,000 visa scam

The police has mounted a search for a businessman, who allegedly swindled a colleague of GH¢70,000 in a visa scam, at Obojo near Madina, in Accra.

The suspect, Mohammed Zain Ibrahim, believed to be in his 30s, was reported to have collected the money from his victim, Sena Lumor, under the pretext of securing him United State of America (USA) visa.

A source at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters of the Ghana Police Service, disclosed the alleged scam to the Ghanaian Times, yesterday, in Accra.

The police source said last May, Ibrahim, who lives in the same vicinity with the victim, at Obojo, demanded and collected GH¢70, 000 for the visa application but absconded.

According to the source, a report was made to the Documentation and Visa Fraud Unit of the CID, and that “as part of investigations, the Unit had secured a bench warrant from the Accra Magistrate Courtfor the arrest of the suspect, to assist in investigations”.

The police appealed to persons, who might have fallen victim of visa scam to report to the police to assist in investigations.

“Anyone with information of the whereabouts of the suspect should kindly contact the Documentation and Visa Unit of the CID  on phone numbers 0556519093, 0500841211, 0244679595 or the command center  on 191,18555,”,the source said.


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