We have traced MoMo robberies to staff of telecommunication companies - Police claim
- The recent MoMo robberies have been traced to staff of telecommunication companies as well as people around them
- Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman has confirmed the suspicion most people have
- Supt Abayie-Buckman however, advised MOMO agents not to set up their business at secluded locations
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Several times, people have raised concerns over the suspicion that staff of the various telecommunications companies are responsible for mobile money fraud and robberies.
The Director of Public Affairs of the Ghana Police Service, Supt. Sheilla Kessie Abayie-Buckman has confirmed the suspicion of a lot of people.
According to Supt. Abayie-Buckman, some staff of Telcos in the country have been traced to the involvement in the rampant robberies of Mobile Money agents across the country.
In a report filed by StarrNews, she said investigations conducted into Mobile Money frauds have led to some staff of telcos and people close to the MOMO agents being apprehended.
“There have been cases where we have traced suspects to the staff of telcos and people who live around them,” Supt. Abayie-Buckman said.
Over the last weeks, several mobile money agents have been the target of armed robbers across the country.
At Bantama in Kumasi, heavily armed men attacked a MoMo agent and made away with over Ghc200, 000.
Over the weekend, another agent was robbed at Klagon in broad daylight with an estimated sum of 2,000 cedis stolen.
Supt Abayie-Buckman however, advised MOMO agents not to set up their business at secluded locations.
“It’s not just about night alone. Depending on where you are, you may be attacked day or night. So we should look at the premises in general. Operating late at night is one thing we must guard against. More importantly, operating in an area where you could be attacked.”
In other news, Member of Parliament (MP) for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, has vowed to assist a future NDC administration to reclaim all the state lands looted by members of his party, the governing NPP.
“I will personally assist the NDC and show them all the state lands that you bought for them to reclaim it,” he promised on Monday, April 26, 2021, on his Net2 television.
Agyapong during his appearance on the television network told of his challenges in accessing a plot of land he bought due to machinations at Lands Commission.
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