Pulse.com.gh logo

Crime Kumasi Police grab serial conman over GHȼ748,000

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

  • Published:
play Kumasi Police grab serial conman over GHȼ748,000
24/7 Live - Subscribe to the Pulse Newsletter!

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.

READ MORE: Fake soldier arrested after claiming to be a Captain

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.

READ MORE: Soldier crashes to death in motorbike accident

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.

Do you ever witness news or have a story that should be featured on Pulse Ghana?
Submit your stories, pictures and videos to us now via WhatsApp: +233507713497, Social Media @pulseghana: #PulseEyewitness & DM or Email: eyewitness@pulse.com.gh.

Recommended Articles

Recommended Videos

Top Articles

1 Drug Trafficking Cocaine dealer Nayele Ametefe released from jailbullet
2 Accra Floods Body of Dr Aya Hayfron found in Kpeshie Lagoonbullet
3 Travel Issues US threatens to impose visa restrictions on Ghanabullet
4 Accra Floods Heavy downpour floods Accra; houses, cars left in a poolbullet
5 Accra Floods Man shares heart-wrenching story of how his wife...bullet
6 Eid-Ul-Fitr ‘Salafest’ is satanic; stop organizing them – Imam...bullet
7 JB Danquah Pathologist finally presents late MP's autopsy reportbullet
8 In Suhum Teacher killed by VIP bus on way to schoolbullet
9 Accra Floods Here are 10 tips to beat floods according...bullet
10 Rebuttal Mahama’s incorruptible claim ‘biggest joke of...bullet

Top Videos

1 Video Obinim church members confess sexual sinsbullet
2 Anas Exposé "Nyantakyi gave out Nana Addo's room number to investors"bullet
3 Video I don't have time for sex - Obinimbullet
4 Video Sad tale of Ghanaian journalist who left BBC for $162,000...bullet
5 Ghanaian child without genitals lives throughbullet
6 Political Marriage Ras Mubarak Marries Muntaka's Daughter As...bullet
7 Preparing For Death Pastor makes his tomb in his housebullet
8 Accident Truck driver survives death in accident at Taifabullet
9 Ebony's Death Video of Ebony's soldier singing 'morale...bullet
10 Innovation KSM interviews CEO of Kaeme, Freda Obeng-Ampofobullet