Police arrest ex-presidential candidate

The presidential candidate of the New Vision Party, Prophet Daniel YawThe disqualified presidential candidate of the New Vision Party (NVP), Prophet Daniel Yaw Nkansah, was last Sunday arrested in Accra by the police for defrauding a businessman in the sum of GH¢1,715.

Prophet Nkansah, 47, General Overseer of the New Pentecost Vision Church and resident at Tetegu in Accra, is alleged to have bought on credit sporting paraphernalia valued at GH¢1,715 from the businessman in April, this year.

Briefing the Times in Accra on Monday, the Odorkor District Police Commander, Superintendent Ebenezer Kweku Asare, said sometime in April this year, the suspect was led by the complainant’s friend to purchase sporting paraphernalia worth GH¢1,715.

He said the suspect asked the complainant to follow him to his church premises located off the Kaneshie-Odorkor main road to collect the money.

The Commander said when they reached the premises, the suspect secretly informed someone to cart the goods away.

“When the complainant discovered the sudden disappearance of the goods, the suspect pleaded to pay him in a week,” Supt. Asare said.

However according to him, since then the suspect had been playing hide and seek with the complainant.

Meanwhile Supt. Asare said the suspect has made part payment of GH¢700 to the police on his arrest, adding that two other persons have also reported cases of fraud against him.