Two suspected visa fraudsters arrested
The Tesano Divisional Police Command has arrested two suspected members of a gang believed to be visa fraudsters.
Kwabena Adu Agyei, a pastor, and Abgletor Samuel were arrested separately in their homes, while a third accomplice, identified as Paul Adusei, is on the run.
The police believe there are other members of the gang. The group is said to have defrauded hundreds of Ghanaians of thousands of Ghana cedis.
They are said to swindle people on the pretext of helping them acquire visas to various countries.
Briefing the Daily Graphic, the Tesano Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Mr Oduro Amaning, said a victim reported to the police that in November last year, the suspects charged him GHc12,000 to help him acquire a visa to travel to Germany.
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The victim said he made part payment of GHc5,750 to the suspects to commence processing of his travel documents and for him to pay the rest when the visa was delivered.
However, after parting with the money, the victim said, the suspects refused to answer his phone calls to them as they went into hiding.
Through intelligence, however, the police arrested Agyei at Asofan, while Agbletor was arrested at Nii Boi Town, both in Accra.
The police found eight passports, 17 Mutual Health Insurance cards and an unspecified number of passport pictures on the two suspects.