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Tema Police Arrest Cyber Fraud Suspects


The Tema Regional Police have arrested 13 suspects in a recent operation within the metropolis.

Among the suspects are two robbers who are members of a syndicate that trail people who withdraw money from banks within the Metropolis.

These suspected criminals trail their targets to their destinations where they break into their vehicles and make away with their monies and valuables.

At about 11:00 am on Friday, October 26, police received a complaint of stealing from a victim who had withdrawn a cash amount of GH₡14,000 from a bank at Tema Community One and kept same in his vehicle and drove to Francophone near the Ghana Water Company in the area, where he parked to make some enquiries.

He shortly returned to his vehicle only to detect that the driver’s side door had been opened and the money stolen.

Police proceeded to the scene and preliminary investigation from a close-circuit television (CCTV) camera captured one of the suspects with the money.

The suspect was seen whisked away by a silver-coloured privately registered Toyota Corolla. Police mounted surveillance on the said car and its occupants.

The two suspects, namely Frank Inyang Thomas and Segun Mustapha, both Nigerians, were further arrested. They told police that they operate from Tema and Accra.

The eleven suspects are, Julius 27 years, Embrose Palmer 26 years, Dannis Ogogo 28 years, Omashomere 24 years, Isreal Efe 28 years, Stanley Adde 32 years, Solomon Ipumah Henry Edijala 28 years, Chindu Iyere 21 years, Frederick Okiemete 24 years, Abanum Lesley 27 years and Omoriode Etowhos.

Items retrieved from them included nine laptops, eight assorted mobile phones and an amount of GH₡2,000.

The two suspects in the stealing case would be arraigned before court after investigation while the cyber fraudsters will be sent to CID headquarters for further investigation.

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