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General News of Friday, 3 May 2019

Source: mynewsgh.com

Fake President’s daughter, 2 others in multi-million fraud caged

A Tamale High Court on Thursday remanded into prison custody thirty-Nine (39)-year-old Sahadatu Abdul-Rahman otherwise known as Saharatu Adams Lizzy and two others for allegedly defrauding hundreds of market women within the Metropolis.

The court subsequently adjourned the case to May 15, 2019 after all three failed to meet the revised bail conditions given at the last sitting.

Saharatu Adams Lizzy as reported by MyNewsGh.com on Thursday, posed as the daughter of President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo and defrauded hundreds of women within the Tamale Metropolis.

The suspect allegedly conspired with one Fuseini Adams, aged 49, Alhassan Karim, 54 and defrauded the market of an amount running into several millions of Ghana cedis under the guise of procuring foodstuffs from them meant for the Ghana School Feeding Programme.

According to the facts of the case, Saharatu Adams Lizzy in a chauffeur-driven convoy of Toyota Landcruiser V8 vehicles in June 2017 visited Tamale and met his victims who are mostly market women claiming he had been sent by the First Lady, Rebecca Akufo-Addo to buy foodstuff from them.

She claimed the items were to be channeled through an unnamed private company for both export and supplies to the Ghana School Feeding programme.

Convinced by her disposition, the market women without hesitation started supplying her with maize, beans, sorghum among others which they carted through articulator trucks to the suspect and her accomplices in Accra.

In some instances, four of the victims supplied foodstuffs worth GH¢ 1,398,420, GH¢362,800, GH¢31,000 and GH¢177,000 respectively among hundreds of the women who fell victim to the scam.

After delivery of the items, she kept promising to pay on return of the First Lady she claimed was out of the country on official duties but went into hiding thereafter together with her accomplices.

Luck however eluded her when security operatives got wind she was getting married at the Bethel Prayer Ministry International opposite the Kumasi Police Deport at Anomangye-Mpatasie and was trailed leading to her arrest at secret location while on honeymoon.

She has been provisionally charged with eight counts of conspiracy to defraud by false pretenses and defrauding by false pretenses