Serial Fraudster Arrested In Church

THE KWABENYAH District Police have arrrested the son of a prominent pastor for defrauding his victims under the pretext of selling them a car.

Suspect Joe Asiedu, 41, was apprehended during an all night service on Friday, July 17, 2015 in his father’s church when one of his victims reported to the police that he had defrauded him of an amount of GH¢32,000 under the pretext of selling him a Nissan Rogue.

Police source hinted that this is the fifth time the Kwabenya Police have apprehended the suspect for the same fraud.

He is still in police custody assisting in investigations.

Confirming the arrest to DAILY GUIDE, Superintendent Victoria Yamoah, the Kwabenya District Police Commander, said Joe Asiedu, a.k.a Kotoro, who claimed to be a clearing agent by profession, was apprehended when the victim in the case reported that he had collected an amount of GH¢32, 000 from him and bolted with it.

The complainant indicated that he saw the Nissan Rogue on Tonaton.com posted by Joe Asiedu, selling it at a cheaper price somewhere October last year.

When the complainant called Asiedu on the telephone, he confirmed that he was a clearing agent and that he was selling the vehicle on behalf of his client (owner) who lived at Dome.

The two later met and went to Dome together to see the owner of the vehicle.

After transaction was completed, the complainant demanded a bank account from the owner in order to transfer the money directly into his account.

Suspect Asiedu who collected the bank account from the owner immediately swaped it with his own bank account without the notice of the complainant.

After the transfer, the complainant went to the owner with the receipt from the bank for the car, but he was told the account number the money was transferred to was wrong.

When the complainant went to the bank to enquire, he realised that the account the money was sent to rather belonged to Asiedu.

The suspect upon receiving the money into his bank account went into hiding and was never seen again until police had information of his whereabouts and apprehended him on Friday, July 17, 2015 night.

He is still in police custody assisting in investigations.

By Linda Tenyah Ayettey
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