Police are on a manhunt for a 28-year-old man, Francis Boakye, who allegedly defrauded a man of an amount of GH¢28, 000, whilst pretending to be a member of the military.
According to a statement from the Ghana Police Service, the complainant was duped by the suspect into paying the said amount with the hope of securing a place in the armed forces.
The statement from the police, signed by the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, ASP Effia Tenge, described the suspect as dark in complexion, twenty-seven (27) years old, stands at five feet, nine inches tall, slightly built and has a tribal mark on his right cheek.
“He was last seen on 15th October, 2015 in a Red Burberry Shirt,” the police added.
There are reports that the suspect is hiding out in and around, Swedru, Kumasi and Accra.
“Anybody with information on his whereabouts should report to the Community 18 District Police Station, or call telephone numbers 0544 -343149 or 020-9310493, the Police Crime Fighters MTN/Vodafone Toll-Free Number, 18555 for rapid response,” the statement added.
Fake landlord wanted
The Police are also searching for a 28-year-old man, who reportedly posed as a landlord, and extorted an amount of GHc 31, 000 from a potential tenant.
According to the Police, the suspect, Nana Yaw, collected the amount from the complainant on the pretence of renting him a two-bedroom apartment at Tema in February.
A warrant has since been issued by a Magistrate Court in Accra for Nana Yaw’s arrest after he bolted with the money.
By: Edwin Kwakofi/citifmonline.com/Ghana