Gyan Imposter Busted

Asamoah Gyan

Asamoah Gyan

A 21-year-old student, Mas-Ud Wallid Iddrisu, who posed as Black Stars captain Asamoah Gyan in order to dupe a US-based lady, is in the grips of the Police.

The Meridian pre-University student, who is also a resident of Tema Community 1, succeeded in chatting-up a US-based Ghanaian lady, posing as Gyan on social media (Facebook).

Upon suspicion, the lady in question went a step further by contacting the Al-Ain striker’s foundation office in Adabraka, Accra, for verification.

It emerged from the inquiries that Iddrisu was impersonating, so she agreed to send the ‘striker’ an amount of GH¢20,000 which was due for collection at a Barclays Bank branch in Tema.

The Asamoah Gyan Foundation office alerted L/Cpl Tijani Adam of the Accra Regional Criminal Investigative Department (CID), who effected the arrest with perfection when the victim appeared to withdraw the cash at the bank.

Iddrisu is the second person in recent months to have posed as the Black Stars captain over a social media scam.

By Kofi Owusu Aduonum

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