General News of Sunday, 4 November 2018
A renowned mobile money fraudster who has succeeded in duping several persons including the Former Upper West Regional Chairman of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Abubakari affectionately called Alhaji Short has been arrested by police in the Upper West Region; MyNewsGH.com has filed.
The suspect who has in his possession over 30 registered SIM cards which he registered with different names using falsified National Identity Cards, is alleged to have duped more than 50 people according to the Wa Police.
Proceeds of his nefarious activities spanning two-years have been channeled into the construction of a three-bedroom apartment located at the Driver Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) offices, one of the prime areas within the Wa Municipality. He said the 3 bedroom house is at lintel level.
His open confession upon his arrest shocked both the police and security personnel.
Nurudeen Abdul Ganiu showed no signs of remorse while giving details of his modus operandi to the police.
“When you mention the name or the number, they will register the cards for you.” he confessed. He also claimed to be working for Wa-based Angel FM and has been filing reports for them. He bragged about how he acquired the identities of his victims and managed to dupe them over 150,000 cedis using over 40 mobile phones.
Alhaji Short expressed shock over the incident and said he had once helped the criminal pay his school fees. The Deputy Upper West Regional police commander, ACP Peter A. Ndekugri said they nabbed him in Tamale where he was hiding. So far 13 people have emerged to identify him as the person who defrauded.