A Policewoman has loss GHC60,000 to fraudsters, Togolese mason and a Ghanaian auto mechanic.
The two have been arrested and remanded by an Accra circuit court for allegedly defrauding a policewoman under the pretext of clearing her two vehicles from the port.
One of the accused, Foster Afomale, Ghanaian mechanic was charged with falsely obtaining electronic payment and defrauding by false pretence whiles his Togolese partner Kwaku Agbetor, a mason was charged with abetment of crime.
(ASP) Emmanuel Nyamekye, the prosecutor told the court that the complainant, Florence Antwi is a Police officer stationed at the Kotoka International Airport.
On October 2018, Florence Antwi received a text message from a US sim number by which the sender introduced himself as one Captain Richmond Tawiah, a Ghanaian soldier on a UN mission to the United States of America.
The Policewoman and the alleged Soldier became friends and few months later he promised to buy her a car.
The alleged soldier in the USA then sent her photos of the cars, one for himself and the other for the lady.
The alleged military man proceeded to the contact of a supposed clearing agent, who the complainant contacted.
The supposed clearing agent requested for GHC60,000 as feed to help the Police clear the two cars at the port.
GCB account bearing the name of Agbetor was given to her and she willingly deposited the amount for clearing the cars after conferring with the alleged soldier.
According to the complainant, the contact number of both the alleged soldier and the clearing agent got blocked after she has sent the money.
She filed her case with the police with the photos of the alleged soldier and they traced him at Burma camp.
The Captain Randy Tawiah denied having any knowledge of the scheme and even revealed that other ladies have also fallen victim to such scams with the perpetrators using his pictures they downloaded from his Facebook page.
The suspects were arrested on 14th January 2014 and Afomale claimed he received a message alert when the money was deposited so he called Agbetor who came to Aflao to withdraw the money for him, for which he gave Agbetor Gh 1,500 as his fee.
Afomale told the police he transferred the money to a certain Daniel Dumenu, who is currently serving jail term at Ankaful prison.