Erasmus Adama Nketia in police custody
The Documentation and Visa Fraud Unit of the police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has apprehended a 29-year-old man for allegedly defrauding four people to the tune of $45,000 under the pretext of securing them a United States of America visa.
Erasmus Adama Nketia, a car dealer, after collecting the money purportedly went into hiding for three years and surfaced on Monday, February 15, 2016 when he was nabbed by the Tema police.
Briefing DAILY GUIDE, DSP Seth Sewornu, Director in-charge of the Documentation and Visa Fraud Unit, said Erasmus Adama, who had been on the police wanted list for the past three years after allegedly committing the act, lured his victims from Kumasi to Accra.
According to reports, the suspect told his unsuspecting victims that he could get them visas to travel abroad.
After collecting a total of $45,000 from the four victims, suspect immediately came to Accra and left for South Africa.
When the victims realized that they had been duped, they lodged a complaint to the police for investigations.
On February 15, 2016, DSP Seth Sewornu asserted, the police received a tip-off that Erasmus had returned from South Africa and was hiding in Tema. With the assistance of the Tema police, the suspect was apprehended and brought to the CID headquarters on Wednesday, February 17.
In his caution statement, Erasmus Adama admitted committing the offence and has provisionally been charged for fraud.
He will be sent to court for prosecution soon.
BY Linda Tenyah Ayettey