General News of Monday, 5 January 2015
Source: The Finder
The Accra Regional Police Command has launched a manhunt for Mr. Emmanuel Tetteh, a suspected armed robber who has been terrorising the city with many robberies.
The suspected armed robber was among the three-member gang that robbed former Minister of State, Albert Kan Dapaah, at his home in Dansoman in September 2012.
The suspected armed robber and three other fraudsters top the list of the most wanted criminals being sought by the Accra Regional Police Command.
The three fraudsters defrauded their victims of cash of $230,000, Ghc546.300 and Ghc120,000.
Accra Regional Police Commander, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Mr Christian Tetteh Yohuno, told The Finder that the police would continue searching for the criminals until they are apprehended.
Emmanuel Tetteh involved in Kan Dapaah robbery
DCOP Yohuno said Emmanuel Tetteh is the only suspect in the three- member gang that robbed Mr Albert Kan Dapaah, who is still on the run.
He explained that one of the suspects, Aaron Appau, is facing court action while the third suspect, Attuquaye, was shot dead during another robbery.
The case is pending before Circuit 1 at Cocoa Affairs Court.
The three-member gang robbed Mr Dapaah at gunpoint on Tuesday, September 25, 2012 at his Dansoman residence.
Nicholas Akoto Gbeokor-Kove, $230,000 fraudster
DCOP Yohuno stated that Nicholas Akoto Gbeokor-Kove is an international fraudster who duped a prominent Ghanaian of $230,000 under the pretence of selling a house at Labone to him.
The police commander noted that Gbeokor-Kove used fictitious documents, and the unsuspecting buyer only realised that the documents were fake when it came to light that the house did not belong to Gbeokor- Kove.
At that time, Gbeokor-Kove was nowhere to be found.
Prince Benneth Kyei, Ghc120,000 fraudster
DCOP Yohuno said Prince Benneth Kyei is a self-styled businessman resident in Accra.
According to him, in March 2014, Kyei introduced himself as an iron rods dealer who owns a large stock of iron rod consignment kept in a warehouse in Tema.
He stated that Kyei then managed to convince one Clement Effah, a businessman resident in Kumasi, that he could supply him 50,000 metric tonnes of iron rods within three weeks, and collected GH? 120,000 for the transaction.
He explained that after taking the money, fraudster Kyei went into hiding and is suspected to be hiding in Accra, Tema, Nsawam or Tamale.
Abe Richardson Ghc546,300 fraudster
DCOP Yohuno told The Finder that Abe Richardson, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Success Pack Investment Limited, and her husband, Edward Berchie Richardson, an accountant working with Azar Company Limited, took monies totaling GH?546,300 from 35 people under the pretence of operating an investment firm that will return 10% interest every month.
He explained that in April last year, one complainant, Gifty Esinam Defonu went to the accused persons for her money, but to no avail.
Her investigations revealed that the company was closed down, and on October 6, 2014, Defonu reported the case to the police and Edward Berchie Richardson was arrested.
In his caution statement, Edward Berchie Richardson stated that the company was being run by his wife, Abe Richardson, who is on the run.
The police wrote a letter to the Bank of Ghana (BoG) to ascertain the legal status of the company, and the reply was that the company was not licensed by BoG.