Journalist arrested for fraud

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A self-styled journalist has been apprehended by the Ashaiman

Divisional Police Headquarters for defrauding 15 persons under the

pretext of enlist­ing them into the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS).

The culprit, Albert Kumah Dotse, a resident of Sun City, a suburb of

Adjei- Kojo near Ashaiman, was said to have his asked his victims to

pay amount of GHC2,150 and GHCl9, 000 before enlisting them into the


Superintendent William Daah, Crime Officer of the Ashaiman Divisional

Police Headquarters briefed Daily Guide in his office that two persons

who reside at Kubreko and Zenu, all suburbs of Ashaiman, fell prey to

the victim's ploy and paid the required amount to him.

According to him, the first victim paid the amount in full, while the

second paid an amount of GHCl500 and added an rLg laptop to defray the

total amount.

He explained that the suspect in order to get more victims extended

his move to Vakpo, Hohoe, Kpando and many others areas in the Volta

Region, collecting similar amount of money from persons who were eager

to be enlisted in the service.

Superintendent William Daah, further noted the freelance journal­ist

after receiving the various sums of monies was said to have

disappeared into thin air and could not be traced.

He disclosed that the applicants who were elated to be enlisted into

the serv­ice after receiving purport­ed appointment letters and

prospectus from the sus­pect, called at the GIS headquarters in Accra

with the documents only to be turned away.

He said on August 14, 2014, two of the victims lodged complaints with

the police in Ashaiman, and his outfit started investiga­tion into the


The police had infor­mation about the suspect's whereabouts and

quickly liaised with the police in the area, where he was last

Saturday apprehended at his hideout.

He was said to have admitted the offence in his caution statement.

The police crime officer explained that the suspect would be arraigned

before court when investigations into the matter are con­cluded.

Credit: Daily Guide

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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