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General News of Friday, 4 October 2019


Interpol, CID chase Ghanaian visa fraudster

The International Police at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service have declared an alleged Ghanaian visa fraudster and fake banker, George Asare wanted for duping a number of unsuspecting Ghanaians of several thousands of dollars.

Suspect Asare reportedly posed as the Manager of Zenith Bank Sunyani Branch and defrauded people under the guise of getting them juicy bank statements to support their visaa applications to travel abroad.

He is currently on the run, according to police records and is believed to be hiding in Australia.

According to the facts from the security sources, he lured the victims who wanted to travel outside Ghana to pay several thousands of dollars meant for the issuance of bank statements to support their visa applications.

It, however, turned out that all the bank statements Mr. Asare issued were from fake bank accounts.

A source at the security agency revealed that George after sensing danger managed to take cover in Australia when he deceived an innocent Ghanaian-Australian woman into falling in love with him and proposing marriage to her.

The lady, name (withheld) realising he has a wife and children back in Ghana on top of his dubious and fraudulent dealings threw him out of her house.

“It is believed from intelligence that George Asare is hiding at a coded location in Australia with an expired Australian Visa. Our office have tried several times to reach him but to no avail,” the Security source disclosed.

The INTERPOL and the CID are using this opportunity to entreat the Ghanaian community in Australia to be on the alert if they come across Asare.

Reports further indicated that some of the victims are collaborating with the Australia High Commission in Accra to smoke out him from his hideout .