The Accra Regional Police Command has arrested 52-year-old Abed El-Agha, aka Sheik Mamoud Al-Thani, a Palestinian Jew who allegedly aided one Mamadu Dansenko, an Ivorian, to defraud a Ghanaian to the tune of GH₵70,000.
Dansenko, a footballer, allegedly contacted the victim to be his manager and sponsor him to play for a team in Qatar, the United Arab Emirates.
According to police report, Dansenko told the victim that if he had the chance to play for the international team, any money he would get would be shared between the two of them.
A total of GH˘70,000 was then made available by the victim and after collecting the money, Abed El-Agha and Mamadu Dansenko went into hiding until June this year when Dansenko was spotted and arrested by the police who had been hunting for the two men.
Abed El-Agha, the report indicated, was spotted at Marina Mall near the Airport Shell filling station last Thursday, November 27, 2014, and was apprehended.
Confirming the arrest to DAILY GUIDE, Sergeant Kwabena Danso of the Accra Regional Police Public Relations Department said when Mamadu Dansenko was apprehended for defrauding the victim, he mentioned Abed El-Agha as his accomplice.
In the month of November 2013, suspect Dansenko purportedly approached the victim at Sukura near Dansoman in Accra and introduced himself as an Ivorian footballer who needed a manager to support him to ply his trade in Qatar.
“Dansenko told the victim that the one who would support him in the football career would be his manager and money derived would be shared by the two accordingly,” the police posited.
Having convinced the Ghanaian, Dansenko went on to mention Sheik Mamoud Al-Thani as a friend and owner of the football team based in Qatar and so could link him (Dansenko) to get a team there.
Dansenko was said to have given two telephone numbers – one local and the other foreign – as numbers the Ghanaian could use to verify their claim.
Later Dansenko allegedly took the victim to the La Beach Hotel and met with Sheik Mamoud Al-Thani, an Arabian.
Sheik Mamoud told him (victim) that before Dansenko could be assigned to play in Qatar, he must secure a FIFA card.
Based on the request, the Ghanaian gave various sums of money amounting to GH₵70,000.00 to Dansenko to be given to Sheik Mamoud Al-Thani.
After collecting the money, the two vanished into hiding thin air until their arrests.
Sheik Mamoud admitted in his caution statement that he knew Dansenko but denied having collected any money from him.
Source: Daily Guide
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