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Two Nigerians Nabbed For Attempted Fraud
 
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06-Dec-2016  
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Two Nigerians who attempted to collected GH₵5,000.00 from a worker at the Office of the President under the pretext of transporting five million dollars from Togo to Ghana for investment have appeared before a District Court in Accra.

Favour Uzorma, a trader and Stanley Simon Chgimereze, a model, have been charged with two counts, namely conspiracy and attempt to commit crime.

The two accused persons have pleaded not guilty and the Court presided over by Mr Worlanyo Kotoku has admitted them to bail in the sum of GH₵50,000.00 with three sureties.

They are to pay GH₵5,000.00 each as security deposit and report to the Police at Ministries Police Station twice a week.

 An accomplice whose name was given as Temple is at large.

 Prosecuting Chief Inspector Robert Adu-Gyamfi said Mr. Derek Prince Tamakloe, the Complainant, works at the Office of the President, Ridge, in Accra.

 Prosecution said during the month of October, the complainant received a call from one Temple now at large that Uzorma was interested in investing in Ghana with five million dollars and as such they wanted the complainant to be their partner.

 Later, Prosecution said, Temple gave Uzorma’s number to the complainant and he contacted him (Complainant) and he confirmed that he wanted to invest in Ghana.

 According to the prosecutor, some weeks after, Uzorma called the complainant that he had arrived at the Togo border and that Immigration Officers had seized the box containing the five million dollars and were demanding GH₵5,000.00 cash before releasing the box.

 Based on Uzorma assertion, the complainant agreed and acceded to his request. On November 4, this year met the complainant at his office to collect the money.

Chief Inspector Adu-Gyamfi said Joachin Mensah Doe a witness in the matter caused the arrest of Uzorma and he was escorted to the Ministries Police Station.

 Uzorma in his cautioned statement admitted that there was no money in the said box seized at the Togo border and he and his accomplices intend to defraud the complainant.

On November 8, this year, Prosecution said Temple then called the complainant that he intends to strike a new deal with him.

 Prosecution said Temple then asked Stanley to meet the complainant at the Italian Embassy to collect another GH₵5,000.00 and he (Stanley) was also nabbed by the Police.
 
 
 
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