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A 34-year-old pastor has been arrested by the police in connection with the alleged hacking of peoples e-mails.

The police said they are investigating how the Rev. Eric Bornright Aboagye, Head Pastor of Bread of Heaven Ministries International at Ashaiman, managed to cash GH20,000 and 1,200 pounds sterling from the e-mails account of one of his victims, Edmund Boamah, a businessman.

The Director-General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCOP) Prosper Agblor, told the Times yesterday that Mr. Boamah complained to the CID that he had detected that somebody had been hacking into his private mail making communication inaccessible.

Mr. Boamah said anytime he received a mail or got a message of money transferred to him, the pastor was able to tell him the content of the mails.

Asked how the pastor got his e-mail, Boamah said some time last year, he had a problem with his wife which the pastor claimed was the result of a charm planted in their house.

Later, the pastor visited the house and ostensibly uprooted the charm, after which he requested for Boamahs e-mail address and password to use it for something, which he obliged.

Unknown to Mr. Boamah, pastor Aboagye got access to his mails and foreign contacts which he (the pastor) used to create a website.

This meant that anytime Boamah sent mails to his business partners in the United States, the pastor got access to it, and, therefore, he was not receiving any more vital information from his partners.

Mr. Agblor said Mr. Boamah later received telephone calls from his partners to find out why they were not receiving mails from him again, and from his own investigations he got to know that pastor Aboagye had hacked into his mail.

Detecting that pastor Aboagye had managed to cash GH20,000 and 1,200 pounds sterling from his e-mail account, Mr. Boamah reported the matter to the police.

According to Mr. Agblor, when the pastor was arrested and interrogated, he admitted the offence and subsequently refunded part of the money to Mr. Boamah.
Source: The Ghanaian Times

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