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7th March 2011, 08:14 PM
Two Nigerians and a Togolese who defrauded a Ghanaian investor of GH˘2,000 and told him they could double the money for him, have been arrested by the Adentan District Police Command.

The suspects, Anthony Chukude Azubeke, 28, also known as William Tetteh, Gilbert Osako, 29 and Oscar Martins, 22, from Togo, were also said to have earlier defrauded a foreigner of $8000, through the same means.

The leader of the fraudsters (name withheld) is being hunted by the police.

Some items found on them included three bundles of pieces of paper, three counterfeit GH˘50 notes, syringes, baby diapers and bottles of chemicals.

Briefing Daily Guidde on the incident, DSP Stephen Ahiatafu, Adenta District Police Commander, said in November last year, the three suspects introduced themselves to the foreigner at the Accra Mall as business men who dealt in diamonds. Since the foreigner was also in the country to buy diamonds, he quickly became friends with them.

DSP Ahiatafu stated that the fraudsters told the foreigner that they had discovered some of the diamonds, which were selling at $12,000. The foreigner however told the suspects that he could offer $8,000 for the diamonds. The fraudsters, upon receiving the amount, promised to double the money in order to purchase the gems.

“On that fateful day, they brought the chemicals into the room of the white man, took his money and later wrapped some papers with sellotape and handed it over to the man, instructing him not to open it within 12 hours.”

The three were never seen again until police received information that the gang wanted to use the same modus operandi to dupe another victim. The police then arranged with the man the fraudsters intended to dupe and expressed interest in the business and the opportunity to meet the three fraudsters.

On March 1, 2011, the three sent their chemicals to the complainant’s hotel under the pretext of doubling the money for him. Whilst there, the police barged in and arrested them. “During the struggle with the police, who were not in uniform, Anthony Chukude Azubeke nearly stabbed the complaint with a syringe, but he was overpowered.”

When the police asked Anthony about the GH˘2000 they collected from the Ghanaian investor, he said the money was missing.

DSP Ahiatafu said investigations were still ongoing, and appealed to anybody who may have fallen victim to the groups’ act to report to the police.

Source: d-G

7th March 2011, 08:32 PM
Thank God.......