General News of Thursday, 7 December 2017
The Mamprobi Police has arrested a man for defrauding unsuspecting victims under the pretext of selling them auction cars at the Flagstaff House.
He allegedly takes his victims to the presidency, collects the money meant for the car purchase, but never delivers on his promise.
Narrating his ordeal to Starrfmonline.com Wednesday, one of the victims known as Amoako said the suspect – Nii Afadi – was introduced to him by his brother, a taxi driver who normally picks the suspect to work.
The suspect who claimed to be a presidential staffer told the taxi driver in a conversation that he was willing to help him better his life since his party the NPP was now in power. He enquired from him if he was interested to purchase auction cars at the Flagstaff House.
The taxi driver promised the suspect that he will relay the information to his brother who lived in Nsawam and will be willing to purchase the vehicle.
The taxi driver and his brother Amoako on Tuesday, September 19, met the suspect at Afrikiko restaurant adjacent the Flagstaff House.
According to Amoako, he gave the suspect a part payment of GHC16000 to buy two Hyundai Atos cars pegged at GHC20000. He added that the suspect arrived at the restaurant in the company of a policeman who carried an AK 47 rifle which convinced them that the suspect was truly an official at the Flagstaff House.
The suspect, Amoako continued, took his ID cards claiming that he was going to use it to process the documents on the car. After taking the money and the ID Cards, the suspect entered the Flagstaff House and asked him and his brother to wait till he returns from lunch.
“After taking the money he took us to the Flagstaff House and told us that they are going for lunch and that after lunch he will call us [so] we meet up,” he told Starrfmonline.com.
“We entered the Flagstaff House, sat and waited for him until 6pm …afterwards we called him and he failed to pick up,” he added.
A source at the Mamprobi Police station confirmed the arrest to Starrfmonline.com on condition of anonymity but failed to give further details.
The suspect is, however, set for court on Thursday after it was also revealed that he had defrauded another victim of GHC9,000 in similar style.
Speaking to Starr News, ASP Efia Tenge, the Greater Accra regional Police PRO confirmed to Starr News that the suspect has been arrested but added that the Police has not been able to establish that the suspect works at the Flagstaff House.
According to ASP Tenge, the suspect is currently in Police Cells and would be put before court on Thursday.