A 34 year old man who succeeded in defrauding many people in Bono Region under the pretext of recruiting them into some security services has been arrested and arraigned at a Sunyani District Court.
Reindolf Boamah allegedly collected
a total of GH¢44,420 to get them into the Ghana Police Service, the Ghana
Immigration Service and the Ghana National Fire Service.
The six complainants who reportedly
paid money to the suspect are coming from Dormaa Ahenkro, Wamanafo, Sefwi Dedieso,
Sunyani, Abesim and Chiraa.
He then went into hiding after
taking the money ranging between GH¢4,000 and GH¢6,000 into his mobile money
Six complainants including Martha
Fosuaa, Veronica Boakyewaa, Agnes Yeboah, Philomina Afia Apadaso,
Gyau Dennis and Sampson Ofori reported his conduct to the police in Sunyani and
Reindolf was later picked up at Sofoline, Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
Prosecuting, Chief Superintendent
Emmanuel Akonnor told Sunyani District Court ‘B’ presided by Frank Obikyere
that the Reindolf in October 2018, approached one of the complainants at Chiraa
that he could facilitate recruitment of people interested in joining the security
The complaint then forwarded the
message to the others who were looking for jobs and they paid various sums to
The accused later gave out his MTN
mobile money account number 0551242772 and 0558007049 into which they paid the
Upon receipt of the money Reindolf
asked them to submit their academic and birth certificates and then went ahead
to forge letter heads of the security institutions and presented to the
complainants as their appointment letters.
After realizing that they have been
duped by Reindolf, the complainants filed a report to the police, leading to
He admitted the offence in his caution statement and was charged with eleven counts including defrauding by false pretence and forgery of official documents.
FROM Daniel Y Dayee, Sunyani