Tema police arrest cyber fraud suspects, all Nigerians

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The Tema Regional Police Command has arrested two suspects who are members of a syndicate that trails people who withdraw money from the various banks within the metropolis.

At about 11:00 am on Friday, October 26, police received a complaint of stealing from a victim who had withdrawn a cash amount of GH?14,000 from a bank at Tema Community One and kept same in his vehicle and drove to Francophone near the Ghana Water Company in the area, where he parked to make some enquiries.

He shortly returned to his vehicle only to detect that the driver’s side door had been opened and the money stolen.

Police proceeded to the scene and preliminary investigation from a close-circuit television (CCTV) camera captured one of the suspects with the money.

The suspect was seen whisked away by a silver-coloured privately registered Toyota Corolla.

Police mounted surveillance on the said car and its occupants.

On Friday, November 2, the said vehicle as earlier captured by the CCTV camera was spotted at the Meridian Cluster of banks with the two suspect occupants.

The two suspects, namely Frank Inyang Thomas and Segun Mustapha, both Nigerians, were arrested.

A search conducted on the vehicle revealed several clothing and footwear and eight talismans.

Upon interrogation, the suspects told police that they usually trail unsuspecting victims from the bank to the location where after victims had parked their vehicles, they move in to open the car door and steal their monies.

The two suspects led police to their place of abode at Abokobi No.2 in Sakumono, where further investigation led to the arrest of 11 other suspects, all Nigerians living in the same house and seemingly engaged in cyber fraud activities.

They told police that they operate from Tema and Accra.

Items retrieved from them included nine laptops, eight assorted mobile phones and an amount of GH?2,000.

The two suspects in the stealing case would be arraigned before court after investigation while the cyber fraudsters will be sent to CID headquarters for further investigation.

 

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