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15-Jan-2013  
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Jeffery Adez aka Ron Boateng and Kelvin Osei Boateng in police custody
 
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Two persons have been arrested by the Teshie District Police for allegedly defrauding three ladies of various sums of money in the name of marrying them.

The two, Jeffery Adez, aka Ron Boateng 23, a Nigerian computer technician based in Ghana, and Kelvin Osei Boateng, 24, a student.

The suspects were alleged to have defrauded the three ladies including a nurse, teacher and businesswoman of thousands of Ghana cedis after proposing marriage to them on Facebook.

They were arrested on January 9, 2013 at Teshie when they attempted to cash the money allegedly paid into their account by one of the victims.

Narrating the mode of operation of the suspects to Daily Guide, Samuel Tibil Punobyin, the Teshie District Police Commander, said the suspects got their victims through the use of facebook.

Suspect Jeffery Adez met the victims on Facebook and introduced himself as Ron Boateng, a businessman based in the United Kingdom in April last year.

The first victim, a nurse in the Volta Region, reported that suspect Jeffery proposed marriage to her after being friends with him on Facebook for six months.

When the victim agreed to the proposal, the suspect promised to send her some items during Christmas.

Later in October, Jeffery called the victim on phone and told her that he had sent a package containing five laptops and an

I phone, a Samsung galaxy phone, perfumes, body lotion, soaps, a Bible and a cash of £3400.

The pounds sterling, according to the suspect, was concealed inside the Bible.

Jeffery gave the telephone number of Kelvin to the victim and introduced him as a younger brother who would help her clear the items sent through EMS.

Two days later, Kelvin called the victim on phone and posed as an EMS official telling her that a package had arrived from the United Kingdom and that she should pay an amount of GH¢750 to clear the goods.

Kelvin again called the victim and introduced himself as the younger brother of Ron Boateng tasked to clear the goods for her.

Kelvin then asked the victim to pay the money for clearing the goods into his account as soon as possible.

The victim then sent the said money to Kelvin through the account number given to clear the goods on January 2, 2013.

The following day, Kelvin again called the victim that the goods had been intercepted by the EMS officials after they detected that some amount of money had been concealed in the Bible without their knowledge and further demanded GH¢1000 from the victim to be paid as bribe to the EMS officials to release the goods.

The victim became suspicious and hinted the Teshie police.

The police arranged with the victim to immediately call the suspect that she had paid in the said money and the bank officials were also duly informed.

On January 9, when the suspects went to cash the money at the Teshie branch of the Bank, they were immediately arrested by the police.

Later, two other victims, a teacher stationed in Kumasi and a Dansoman resident, also reported to the police that the same suspects had defrauded them, using the same mode of operation, of GH¢1,200 and Gh¢2,000 respectively.

The two suspects, according to the police commander, would be sent to court soon.

Meanwhile, the police are calling for people who might have fallen victim to the suspects’ activities to report to the station.
 
 
Source: Daily Guide
 
 

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