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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 15 January 2019


Two ‘gay’ blackmailers arrested

The Kasoa Divisional Police Command in the Central Region have arrested two persons who posed as gay men to blackmail and defrauded their victims believed to be homosexuals.

According to the police, the suspects, Philip Larbi (Ghanaian) and Sam Akai (Liberian), were arrested at Gomoa Budumbura, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region.

Explaining how the incident occurred, ACP David Agyemang Agyem, the Kasoa Divisional Police Commander, said the two individuals often use LGBTI app called ‘grindr’ to lure their victims and rob them.

The suspects according to him, strip their victims naked, threaten them at knife point and extort money from them.

“They lure these victims to the Budumburam Camp and rob them of their valuables and sometimes transfer monies of their victims from their mobile money wallet onto their phone”, he explained.

The Commander also mentioned that the suspects take naked photos of the victims and later threaten to post them on social media if they don’t adhere to financial demands made by them.

“We have given out pictures of them to the general public and hope to arrest them soon, but the public must be on the lookout for them”, he added.