The police are on the hunt for a man, Benjamin Bluwey Quashie for allegedly posing as a national security operative at the Flagstaff House to defraud a businessman of GH¢216,300.
The suspect also known as Dr Benjamin Quashie is said to use the names of top government officials like Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah; a presidential staffer, Clement Apaak; the general secretary of the NDC, Johnson Asiedu-Nketiah; the Greater Accra regional minister, Nii Laryea Afotey Agbo, and Colonel Mbawine Atintande, a former director of public affairs of the Ghana Armed Forces, who later worked briefly at the Flagstaff House among other names to undertake his dealings.
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According to ASP Joseph Benefo Darkwa, the public relations officer of the Criminal Investigative Department (CID), a businessman (name withheld) lodged a complaint with the police against the suspect who defrauded him of the said amount.
Quashie promised buying in auction, three tractors, one pick-up truck, one KIA truck and a Land Cruiser for him at GH¢162,200 and also promised enlisting his four wards in a police enlistment exercise at a charge of GH¢4,100 per applicant.
The suspect upon receipt of the said amount allegedly went into hiding in South Africa when he got wind of the fact that the police were after him.
Meanwhile, Apaak said Quashie was not a staff at the Flagstaff House and asked anyone who had been duped by the suspect to report the case to the Citizens Complaints Centre, which he heads, or to the CID for prompt action.