The police in Osu have arrested a 38-year-old Nigerian who used the name of a top government officials to defraud a foreign investor to the tune of $150,000 (dollars). Dennis Ndukwu, is alleged to have forged signatures of Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, the Finance Minister, Seth Terkper and other high profile personalities. The operations of Dennis and his gang, was uncovered in June this year following suspicion of the victim’s bankers.
The police said Dennis Ndukwu and his gang, through internet hacking, got to know about challenges being faced by the victim, a Vietnamese investor who had invested over 8.5 million dollars in Ghana.
Dennis Ndukwu, allegedly introduced himself to the investor, Le Van Khiem, as the secretary to the chief of staff, Julius Debrah, and can use the high office to assist him.
The police said Dennis later produced various documents purportedly signed by the chief of staff and the finance minister Seth Terkper. These convinced the victim to give his personal items including his visa card and code to Dennis and his gang to enable them withdraw 100,000 dollars from his account to aid the process.
But the unusual withdrawal attracted his bankers’ suspicion to raise query on the account. Yet the gang managed to get the victim to part with several thousands of dollars after noticing that the bank had blocked the account.
It was during the withdrawal of the last tranche of the money transfer that Dennis was arrested at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
According to the police, Dennis Ndukwu admitted the offence and mentioned one Robert Amuzu as an accomplice.