A Nigerian man has been arrested by Police in Osu, Ghana. He was busted for using the name of top government officials to defraud a foreign investor of about $150,000.
The 38-year-old man, Dennis Ndukwu, is alleged to have forged the signatures of Ghana’s Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah as well as the Minister of Finance, Seth Terkper and other high profile personalities. The operations of Dennis and his gang was found out in June this year following suspicion by the victim’s bankers.
According to the police, Dennis Ndukwu and his gang, through internet hacking found out about the victim’s challenges, the victim a Vietnamese investor who had already invested over $8.5 million in Ghana. Dennis introduced himself to the investor, Le Van Khiem as the secretary to the chief of staff. He explained that he could use the high office to assist him.
Nigerian leads fraud gang in Ghana
The Police said Dennis later produced various documents. These documents had the signatures of the Chief of Staff and the Finance Minister Seth Terkper. These documents convinced the victim to give out his personal items including his Visa card and security code to Dennis and his gang. He allowed them withdraw $100,000 from his account to aid the process. The unusual withdrawal attracted Mr Van Khiem’s banker’s attention and he raised a query on the account. After noticing the bank had blocked the account, the gang still managed to get the victim to part with several thousands of dollars.
It was during the final withdrawal of the money transfer that Dennis was arrested by Police. He was stopped at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle. He admitted the offense and also mentioned one Robert Amuzu as an accomplice.