Greater Accra Regional Police Command has arrested an activist of the New Patriotic Party (NPP,) Blessed Bless Mensah, who duped a Level 300 student of the Pentecost University College (PUC,) Mr. Eric Awuah, to the tune of GH¢1,300.00.
According to highly placed sources at the Regional Police Command, the police arrested Mr. Bless Mensah, on Friday, January 31, 2014.
The police sources disclosed that Mr. Mensah was apprehended after his contact number was given to a lady who called him professing love and affection towards him.
The lady (name withheld) who was given Mr. Mensah’s number by Mr. Awuah called the suspect (Mr. Mensah) and they both scheduled to meet at the headquarters of Cocoa Board (COCOBOD) in Accra.
Meanwhile the police was given a tip-off and were on stand-by with the photograph of Mr. Mensah to effect his arrest when he shows up.
Luck eluded Mr. Mensah as his moments of joy of meeting a new found love turned sour with the police moving in to cause his arrest.
This, according to our sources, was after Mr. Awuah (the victim,) who lives in Kwashiebu near Kwashieman in Accra, lodged a complaint with the Lapaz Police Station.
The police sources indicated that Mr. Awuah stated in his complaint that Mr. Mensah has described himself as “untouchable” because of his so-called association with NPP stalwarts.
Mr. Awuah recounted that on Friday, September 30, 2013 Mr. Mensah approached him and requested for an amount of GH¢1,300.00 from him, which he gave out to enable Mr. Mensah clear his goods from the Tema Port.
According to him, he went together with Mr. Mensah to the Lapaz branch of the Fidelity Bank and withdrew the said amount for Mr. Mensah.
He continued that since he gave the said amount to Mr. Mensah all attempts to get him to repay the money have proved futile.
Mr. Awuah indicated that Mr. Mensah on several occasions played tricks on him, “he [Mensah] called me on the 3rd , 5th and 9th of November 2013 respectively and requested that I schedule a meeting between the two but Mr. Mensah never showed up on all these occasions.”