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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 17 May 2019


Police arrest three for defrauding a man

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The Eastern Regional Police Command has arrested three persons suspected of defrauding one Mr Michael Asiamah of GhC70,000.00 in Koforidua.

The suspects are Reverend (Rev.) Vivian Adotei, a teacher who resides at Peduase, Bismark Azaglo, a spiritualist who lives at Kwaboata and Emmanuel Asare, a prophet and film producer, also residents at Kitase.

The Eastern Regional Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP), Ebenezer Tetteh in an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA) said during investigations, Rev. Adotei and Azaglo admitted collecting GhC70,000.00 from the victim.

He also said Asare admitted introducing the victim to Rev. Adotei.

DSP Tetteh said the victim was led to Rev. Adotei to invest GhC70,000.00 into spiritual cleansing of an ancient mercury bottle to be sold for GhC200,000,000,000.00 .

Mr Asiamah was promised 30 per cent of the amount to be realized from the sale of the cleansed bottle.

DSP Tetteh said, the victim invested his GhC70,000.00, after being convinced that the bottle which was said to contain mercury could be sold at such high price by one chief tester, Michael Nyarko alleged to be the representative of the company which was interested in the bottle and ready to pay the quoted price of the bottle.

He said after the bottle was cleansed and was being taken to Accra for sale by the victim, Rev. Adotei, Nyarko, Asare and two others, the bottle which was kept in a box allegedly turned into a snake.

DSP Tetteh said, the team had to return and the victim, Mr Asiamah reported the issue to the police.

He said the suspects were arrested and are on police custody to be arraigned.

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