Police Chase Man Over $180,000 Fraud

Mike Nana Prempeh

The Tema Regional Police, CID,
are on the heels of a certain Mike Nana Prempeh, native of Kumasi, for allegedly
defrauding a Ghanaian US resident, of US$180,000.

Armed with a Tema Circuit
Court Warrant, the CID in their brief facts narrated that in 2018 the
complainant, a certain Dr. Ernest Addo, sought to enter the gold business upon
hearing about the suspect who was said to be already in the business and
subsequently linked up with him.

The communication ended up
with the complainant parting with US$180,000 being the cost of 10 kilograms of

Although after making the
payment, the delivery was supposed to be done within the shortest possible
time, it was not done.

In June this year, the suspect
asked the complainant to proceed to Ghana for collection of the gold. It turned
out that the suspect did not have any gold to give to the complainant,
something which became clear when he touched down in Ghana.

The facts continued that upon
arrival the complainant went to the suspect’s house on several occasions, but
could not meet him. Suspect’s phones were switched off as he went into hiding,
the police brief facts indicated.

The complainant turned to the
Tema Regional CID, to lodge a formal report. Police frantic efforts to locate
the suspect have not yielded any dividend, as Prempeh continues to be out of reach.

The public is being encouraged
by the Police to report the suspect’s whereabouts to the nearest police station.

The suspects is said to be
about 45 years old and of medium build.

According to the police, he is fair complexioned and a bald headed man and was last seen wearing a pair of brown trousers and blue, white and pink shirt and could be hiding in Kumasi.

By A.R. Gomda