Stephen Gyamfi, a 43-year-old native of Kwahu-Abetifi, is currently in the grips of the Suhum police in the Eastern Region for allegedly defrauding over ten women.
He is said to have taken huge sums of money from them under the pretext of marrying them.
The suspect was arrested at his hideout at Zebila in the Upper East Region on Thursday, January 21, upon a tip-off after a female teacher (name withheld) at Suhum had reported to the police that he had defrauded her of an amount of GH¢50,268.
Supt. Muchiraru Yahaya, Suhum Municipal Police Commander, briefing DAILY GUIDE on Sunday, said the police gathered that Stephen Gyamfi had succeeded in defrauding over 10 women who are desperately looking for husbands, under the pretext that he would marry them. However, he bolted after luring them and taking their monies, running into thousands of Ghana cedis.
According to Supt. Muchiraru, the teacher took loans from banks and gave to Stephen Gyamfi to enable him to clear some vehicles from the harbour, adding that due to that the lady wouldn’t be able to take her salary for the next four years as it had been used as guarantee for the loan.
“He confirmed that he travelled to Belgium and Holland in 2001 and thereafter he had been importing cars so in order to win the women, he asked them for money to go and clear his goods at the harbour and then ran away after collecting the money,” Supt. Yahaya intimated.
The Suhum police chief hinted that the suspect was arrested by the BNI last year in a different fraud case, currently being investigated, adding that some of the desperate women had succeeded in getting parts of their monies paid to them by the alleged fraudster.
Supt. Muchiraru appealed to the general public and other women who might have fallen victim to the criminal scheme of Stephen Gyamfi to come to his office to assist with further information.
He will be put before the Suhum circuit court today for trial to begin.
FROM Daniel Bampoe, Suhum