A twenty seven year old man by name Joseph Osei, was on Saturday arrested by the personnel of the Adabraka Police for allegedly defrauding two companies of GHC 12, 200 under the guise of being a colleague of ace investigative journalist, Anas Armeyaw Anas.
Joseph Osei is alleged to have used fake documents to defraud the two unnamed companies in Tema and Accra after convincing them they were being investigated by Anas’s team.
Speaking to Citi News, the Adabraka Police Station Crime Officer DSP Ebenezer Nketia said “he goes to companies and tells them that Anas is investigating them.”
“Fortunately for him, he knows one of Anas’s workers so he managed to take some documents from their laptops and fixed names of companies where Anas is supposedly investigating and he presents the documents as if you are being investigated.”
Investigations revealed the assailant has been in operation for the past four months and managed to collect GHC 12, 000 from a first company and GHC 200 from the second.
Ace investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas is reported to have gotten wind of his nefarious activity and subsequently cautioned him against any further action.
DSP Ebenezer Nketia reveals “Joseph Osei has never worked with Anas but rather he had a problem and Anas helped him. He was even warned to stop what he was doing because Anas got to know about the first company he defrauded and cautioned him. Anas just got to know.”