In Accra Nigerian national remanded in prison custody for fraud

The suspect Dennis Ndukwu and his accomplice who are currently on the run is said to have forged the certificate of ownership of the Ministry of Justice to defraud the victim of a sum of $105,000.

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An Accra Circuit Court has remanded into prison a Nigerian national who defrauded a Vietnamese national to a tune of $105,740 after posing as the secretary of the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah.

The suspect Dennis Ndukwu and his accomplice who are currently on the run is said to have forged the certificate of ownership of the Ministry of Justice to defraud the victim Le Van Kheim of a sum of $105,000.

According to the prosecutor, Chief Inspector Adu the complainant, a business partner of Kheim  lodged a complaint to the police on behalf of his partner after he was given the power of attorney.

He revealed to the court presided over by Yaw Attah Sampong that the deceased uncle of the victim who had invested an amount of $8,500,000 with Standard Chartered Bank in Ghana died in an earthquake in Japan, making Kheim the rightful person to inherit him.

He added that Le, on the other hand, informed the bank about the demise of his uncle and also informed them about his intention to halt the investment and was asked to contact one Lawyer Henry Adako to assist him in the process but died in 2011.

The suspect and his accomplice took advantage of the situation by offering to help him halt the investment but defrauded him along the line.

C/Insp. Adu said the accused and his accomplices forged a letter head with the name Jam Kojo Chambers and a document purported to have come from the Ministry of Justice and certificate of ownership transferring the investment in the victim’s name and later demanded the death certificate of the victim’s uncle and the documents with regards to the investment.

The suspect also requested for a sum of $4,740 from the victim as the cost for processing the documents.

“The accused and his accomplices, not satisfied, demanded more money to complete the process. The victim made them know that it was very difficult to transfer money in Vietnam and had to travel to Thailand to do the transfer,” Chief Inspector Adu told the court.

He said the accused, after requesting for the visa card of the victim, withdrew a total sum of $100,000 from his account.

The bank, however, became suspicious of the rate at which money was being withdrawn from the account, blocked it.

C/Insp. Adu stated that when Dennis and his accomplices were not getting access to the money at the bank, they demanded $1,500 from the victim to enable them to approach the Minister of Finance who was reluctant in appending his signature.

Denis is however expected to appear before the court on August 15, 2017.

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