The Ghana Police Service yesterday arrested Patricia Asiedua, popularly known as ‘Nana Agradaa,’ following allegations of money doubling scam levelled against her by some members of the Heaven Way Church at Weija in Accra.
In a Facebook post yesterday, the police said, the suspect, who is the Founder of the church, was currently assisting investigation.
The police asked victims of the alleged money doubling scam to report to the Accra Regional Command to assist the investigation.
The police on Saturday announced the commencement of investigations into an alleged money doubling scam which was perpetrated by Nana Agradaa on members of the church.
In series of posts on Twitter on Sunday, the police said the suspect, reportedly defrauded some members of her congregation.
Following reports made by some of the affected congregants, the post said, the police have launched an investigation into the matter.
The police, therefore, urged members of the general public to assist with investigations, while remaining calm.
“The investigation was initiated following reports that have come to the attention of the Police on the matter.
We would like to urge anyone with information that can assist the investigation to report to the Accra Regional Police Command at Accra Central close to the COCOBOD building.
While investigation continues, we urge everyone, especially those who might have been affected to remain calm and not take the law into their own hands” the statement emphasised,” the police noted in the posts.
In various social media posts seen by the Ghanaian Times, some members of the church accused the Founder of fraudulently taking their money.
According to the aggrieved church members, they gave out various sums of money with the hopes of receiving multiple folds as she had promised.
Some of them noted that they had traveled from various parts of the country including Cape Coast, Winneba and Kumasi to collect their money from Nana Agradaa.
Meanwhile, some Ghanaians have criticised the affected church members for being too gullible and vulnerable.
They argued that the victims knew about Nana Agradaa’s much-publicised past which involved swindling unsuspecting people of their money and should have been careful with her.
BY CLAUDE NYARKO ADAMS