Four persons including a Netherland national are languishing in the cells of the Community One District Police Headquarters for their alleged involvement in a GH₵120, 000 gas oil fraud.
Kwaku Frimpong alias Appiah, Sander Dirk Willensen, Emmanuel Aubyn alias Rambo and Sita Adams Ibrahim who are the suspects in the case were said to have defrauded an oil merchant, Richmond Alovor who is the Director of R.B.A Enterprise in Tema.
Speaking with DAILY GUIDE, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Juliana Obeng, Public Relation Officer (PRO) of the Tema Regional Police Command, explained that on October 6, 2015, the suspects approached the oil merchant that they needed 45, 000 litres of gasoil for a mining site at New Abirem near Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region.
Sander Dirk Willensen, according to the PRO issued a cheque with the face value of GH₵120, 000 for the 45, 000 litres of the diesel product.
She stated that Mr Alorvor after receiving the cheques asked one of his drivers to park the tanker truck loaded with that quantity of oil outside the yard while they wait for the cheques to be honoured at the bank before releasing the product.
While waiting for the transaction to go through, Dander Dirk Willensen and his accomplices managed to sneak out with the petroleum product from the yard to an unknown location to siphon the product from the tanker, ASP Obeng narrated.
She continued that the suspects then engaged the service of Emmanuel Aubyn who is said to be a well-known oil dealer to look for ready market for the product and succeeded in selling the oil at the cost of GH₵81, 500 and quickly left Tema after sharing the money.
Buyers of the product, ASP Obeng pointed out, upon hearing that the oil belongs to R.B.A Enterprise, immediately handed it over to the director before lodging formal complaint with the Tema Police.
According to her, on November 1, 2015, some of the suspects were arrested in Accra and sent to the Ho Regional Police Command as a result of their supposed involvement in a similar case, using the same modus with investigations revealing that the Netherland national has no mining company at Abirem.
She said on November 20, 2015, the suspects were transferred from Ho Regional Police to Tema where they are currently under investigations for fraudulent breach of trust and would be arraigned after investigations are completed.
Source: Daily Guide
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