A 38-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly posing as a United Nations consultant to defraud women.
The suspect, Faith Mensah Tekpor, who also carries himself as the Director of the ‘Canadian Development Fund’ in charge of granting loans to small and medium enterprises was arrested at East Legon on July 27, this year.
Tekpor was picked up by the police after the woman he planned to dupe, having been hinted by a victim he (Tekpor) had defrauded earlier, alerted the police.
Narrating the incidence at a press briefing in Accra yesterday, the Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP), Mr Christian Tetteh Yohonu, said Tekpor’s targets were mainly fair complexioned women of wealth.
In January, this year, Mr Yohonu said, Tekpor duped a woman of GH¢50,000 and a banker of GHc 5,260 on the pretext of assisting them to acquire travelling documents.
He said Tekpor had jumped bail three consecutive times on similar charges pending at some courts in Accra.
Tepkor was said to have used different names to conduct his operation. Among the names, Mr Yohonu mentioned Dr Alvin Fiifi Owusu, Dr Alvin Annan, Dr Fii Owusu, Dr Collins Amoah and Dr Alvin Mensah.
One of Tekpor’s victims who pleaded anonymity told the Daily Graphic that the suspect made her believe that he could help her obtain some travelling documents.
She said after an agreed amount was paid into his account, she never heard from Tepkor again.
He will be sent to the court after the police finish their investigation.