A man and his wife who are believed to have defrauded a nmber of companies in Accra, Axim and Madina to the tune of GH¢2 million have been arrested.
The suspects — Moses Amanor, 48, and his wife, Saharatu Adams, 38 — are said to have swindled the owners of the enterprises that deal in provisions. Press briefing
Briefing journalists in Accra yesterday, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police Mr Christian Tetteh Yohonu, said Saharatu allegedly posed as a head porter who needed assistance to start her own business and approached a man who had a foundation that supported the vulnerable in society.
He said with time, Saharatu claimed she had set up the business and managed to convince the benefactor, who is the owner of Asante and Asante Limited at Madina which deals in Unilever products, to supply her goods for her shop. Post-dated cheque
Mr Yohonu said Saharatu took delivery of goods amounting to GH¢421,534, for which Amanor issued a post-dated cheque to cover part of the total cost.
However, when the owner of the shop tried to withdraw the money at the bank, it was found that the cheque was dud.
He said the suspects went into hiding for almost a year and the matter was reported to the police.
In the course of investigations, the police found that similar complaints had been lodged at other police stations. More victims
Mr Yohonu said the Axim, Accra Central and Madina police had received reports from victims who claimed a woman had purchased goods, including bags of rice, gallons of cooking oil, sugar and other food items, but had paid with dud cheques.
A company in Axim is said to have supplied Nestle products worth GH¢140,000 to Saharatu and her husband.
Three other enterprises in Madina claimed the couple took delivery of goods valued at GH¢16,000, GH¢66,800 and GH¢349,426, respectively.
Mr Yohonu said the victims had since identified Saharatu and Amanor as the couple who had defrauded them.
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