A man claiming to be a spiritualist is in the grips of the Mampong District Police Command for defrauding his clients of huge sums of money.
Speaking in an interview with Peacefmonline.com, the Mampong District Police Commander, DSP Agyenim Boateng intimated that the Police acted on a tip-off to arrest Michael Adjei, the impostor, who is alleged to have duped his clients to a tune of GHC2000.
Explaining to Peacefmonline.com the hoax by the self-acclaimed spiritualist, DSP Agyenim Boateng indicated that Michael Adjei reportedly hopped onto the air waves on a Mampong-based radio station, proclaiming his spiritual prowess which caught the attention of his victims.
He is said to have induced his clients by informing each person about his formidable powers to cause tremendous changes in their lives and assured them that he could find solutions to the myriad of problems they are facing if only they adhere to his directions.
The Police later hounded the alleged spiritualist, who according to the Mampong District Police Commander kept changing his hideouts, and arraigned him before court.
Narrating the case before the Akropong Circuit Court, the Prosecutor, Inspector Gblago, told the court that a complainant, John Sedji consulted the accused for spiritual aid to succeed in his business.
He met the accused spiritualist in his location in an uncompleted building at Obosomase Akuapem in the Eastern Region, where he was coaxed to pay 500 cedis up front for his supposed breakthrough.
Also in connection with the alleged fraudulent activities by the accused, another victim, John Baah, also narrated his ordeal to the court.
He told the court which was presided by her Honour Janet Anima Marfo, that he consulted the spiritualist for answers to his problems but was given some concoctions which obviously were to remedy his situation.
The concoctions, he stated, were sold to him for a fee of GHC 200 and he was later informed by the accused to add his first day sales to finalize the deal.
Also, testifying were fifteen other victims who disclosed to the Police Command how they were equally duped by Michael Adjei but his promises to them were all torn into pieces and, to the victims, they were calculated to only extort money from them.
The court has since granted the accused fraudster bail on grounds of justification with fifteen sureties but he is still in detention by the Mampong District Police Command for failing to gain justifications in all the sureties.