Two old women have been arrested for allegedly defrauding a woman to the tune of gh¢5,000 under the pretext of securing her a flat to rent.
The women are Rebecca Acquaye, 70, the rent agent and Esther Sackey, 53, the fake landlady.
They are currently in police custody assisting in investigations.
Drama however unfolded when Rebecca Acquaye slapped the other accomplice for telling the truth to the police in the presence of the District Police Commander.
Rebecca has additionally been charged with assault in addition to the fraud charge.
Confirming the arrest of the two old ladies to DAILY GUIDE, Chief Superintendent Abraham Acquaye, the Odorkor District Police Commander, said the two committed the act at Kwashieman near Binto – Complex, Accra.
The complainant, who was in dire need of a flat, contacted Rebecca Acquah, the fake rent agent to help her get one. Rebecca then led the complainant and her husband to the house of Esther Sackey at Odorkor to bargain the price.
During the said meeting, it was agreed that the complainant
should pay GH¢5,000 for a period of two years for a flat which she obliged.
Esther then collected the money, which was paid by the complainant instantly and put it in her handbag.
While they were still chatting, the complainant requested for an official receipt but instead Esther feigned sickness and fell unconscious in the process.
The complainant, together with her husband and Rebecca, rushed Esther to a nearby clinic for revival.
After securing a bed for the patient, the complainant decided to call the doctor to attend to the patient, who was at that moment still unconscious.
Upon their return with the doctor, Esther fled the clinic and was never seen again. Her accomplice Rebecca was also not available.
The couple returned to the said house but the suspects were absent.
The couple was told at the house that owners of the said apartment had travelled oversees.
A complaint was lodged with the Odorkor Police to apprehend the two old ladies.
A week after the report was lodged, police had information that Esther had been seen around Kata Hotel area and was apprehended.
She also led the police to arrest Madam Rebecca at Odorkor.
Upon interrogation Rebecca, the rent agent, got infuriated and slapped Esther in the presence of the district commander for revealing the truth.
The two were charged with fraud and would be arraigned before court soon.
By linda tenyah ([email protected])
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