Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Nigerian nabbed in Ghana over $150,000 fraud...he forged chief of staff’s signature

The police in Osu, a district in central Accra, Ghana have arrested 38yrs old Dennis Ndukwu, for alleging forging signatures of Ghana's Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah; Finance Minister, Seth Terkper; and other top government staffs, to defraud a foreign investor to the tune of 150,000 dollars.

According to reports, Ndukwu, a Nigerian, and his gang's fraudulent operations were uncovered in June this year after they tried to withdraw a huge sum of money from the investor's account. 

The police said Ndukwu and his gang, through internet hacking, got to know about challenges being faced by the victim, a Vietnamese investor who had invested over 8.5million dollars in Ghana.

He allegedly introduced himself to the investor, Le Van Khiem, as the secretary to the chief of staff, Julius Debrah, and revealed that he can use the high office to assist him.

Various documents purportedly signed by the chief of staff and the finance minister were produced and this convinced the victim to give his personal items including his visa card and code to Ndukwu and his gang to enable them withdraw $100,000 from his account to aid the process.

The unusual withdrawal attracted his bankers’ suspicion to raise query on the account and block it. 

However, they were still able to get the victim to part with several thousands of dollars. It was during the withdrawal of the last portion of the money that Ndukwu was nabbed.

Police say Ndukwu has confessed to the crime and mentioned one Robert Amuzu as an accomplice.

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