Crime Kumasi Police grab serial conman over GHȼ748,000

Micheal Asante is accused of defrauding victims to the tune of GHȼ748,000.

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The Police in Kumasi in the Ashanti Region have arrested a serial conman who posed as the special assistant to the chief executive officer (CEO) of the Ghana National Petroleum Company (GNPC).

Micheal Asante is accused of defrauding victims to the tune of GHȼ748,000.

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In April this year, he defrauded two contractors to the tune of 695,000 with a promise of securing them contract to build bulk oil storage tank.

He is also accused of fraudulently taking GHC45,000 from people, promising to get them admission into tertiary institutions in Ghana, jobs in government agencies and the security services.

He was arrested by a National Security operative on Tuesday, October 24, 2017, at Fumesua, near Ejisu, in his vehicle, the Police said.

ASP Juliana Obeng, who speaks for the police in the region, said Asante has been involved in a series of fraud cases in Accra and Kumasi.

In addition, she said the suspect, sometimes parade himself as a senior attorney general, a law lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and a travel consultant.

“Other times he presented himself as a senior attorney at the Attorney General’s office in Kumasi and succeeded in duping many of his victims with false representations,” she said.

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ASP Obeng noted the accused had admitted collecting the huge sum of money from the two contractors as well as other victims – who heard of his arrest and rushed to the Regional CID office to make complaints against him.

“The Ashanti Regional Police Command believes that there are victims who have fallen prey to his fraudulent activities” and urged them to come to the regional CID to assist in further investigations.

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