Two persons arrested for blackmailing and defrauding gay men

Two persons arrested for blackmailing and defrauding gay men

The Kasoa Divisional Police Command in the Central Region has arrested two persons who posed as gay men to blackmail and defrauded their victims believed to be homosexuals.

The two, Philip Larbi (Ghanaian) and Sam Akai (Liberian), were arrested by the Kasoa Divisional Police Command at Gomoa Budumbura, a suburb of Kasoa in the Central Region.

Explaining their ways of operation, ACP David Agyemang Agyem, the Kasoa Divisional Police Commander, explained that the two individuals often used an LGBTI app called ‘grindr’ to lure their prospective victims and subsequently rob them.

Philip Larbi (Ghanaian) and Sam Akai (Liberian)
The suspects, Philip Larbi and Sam Akai Source:
Source: UGC

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The divisional police commander said that the victims mostly LGBTI men, were lured to Gomoa Budumburam in the Central Region under the guise of meeting their partners for intimacy.

According to him, upon arrival, they were threatened at knifepoint and all their monies and other valuables taken away from them.

“They lure these victims to the Budumburam Camp and rob them of their valuables and sometimes transfer monies of their victims from their mobile money wallet onto their phone”, the Divisional commander said.

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The commander also mentioned that the suspects took nude photos of the victims and later threatened to post them on social media if they do not adhere to financial demands made by them.

Meanwhile, the leaders of the group, namely Gadaffi and Sparta, are currently on the run after these two were arrested.

ACP Agyemang further warned individuals who visit the “grindr” website to be wary of these black mailers since they are out there to do evil.

“Those who visit the “grindr” website which is an LGBTI site must be careful and must watch out for criminals since they are looking for people to devour” ACP Agyemang noted.

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