The special operation was a collaboration between four Ghanaian security agencies; EOCO, Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), Narcotic Control Board (NACOB) and the Ghana Police Service as well as the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
A joint Ghana and UK security operation christened “Operation Grateful”has led to the arrest of three Ghanaians for their involvement in a £5-million romance fraud.
It has been disclosed after the arrest that not less than 16 Britons fell victim to the three suspects. They are Opoku Agyemang, Moro Musah and Sabina Adzre.
Addressing the media at a press conference in Accra on Tuesday, 17 October, Deputy Director of Ghana’s Economic and Organised Crimes Office (EOCO), Nana Antwi that the “Operation Grateful” which led to their arrest was successful through the joint collaboration of Ghanaian security authorities and the UK’s National Crime Agency (NCA).
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“A joint, simultaneous operation to arrest and search premises here and in the UK has been undertaken this morning,” Nana Antwi said, adding that “A certain Opoku Agyemang has been arrested in the UK.” “
This investigation has been led by EOCO together with officers from the Narcotics Control Board (NACOB) Bureau of National Investigations (BNI), backed by uniformed police.
, “Because it was simultaneous, the UK law enforcement officers also took part at their end and in the case of Ghana, it has resulted in the arrest of two suspects in Accra believed to be involved in this high-end money laundering,” Nana Antwi said.
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EOCO said investigations are still ongoing adding that “this is a complex organised financial crime.”