Former Member of Parliament named in a fraud case

Former Member of Parliament named in a fraud case

- In total, Alex Baffour Owusu allegedly paid GHc6000 in order to secure the job

- According to him, he was never issued a receipt for these payments

- He added that he had been threatened with death if he dares to demand his money

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A man, whose name is Alex Baffour Owusu has accused a former member of parliament (MP) (name withheld), along with other persons of complicity in a deal to defraud him of thousands of Ghana cedis.

Former Member of Parliament named in a fraud case

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According to him, on the 18th of April 2016, he asked a friend to alert him when the police forms were ready.

His friend therefore contacted an aunt, to assist with the necessary arrangements.

The aunt in question therefore arranged a meeting with her mother (one Mrs. Tettegah) and another person, called Abena Yeboah or Aunty Diana.

Aunty Diana explained to Owusu that she had offered help to several persons including her son who is a police officer at Tamale in the Northern Region of Ghana.

This, she explained, was with the help of two other persons, i.e. the former MP and Cynthia Amoabeng, an officer with the Ghana Fire Service (GFS).

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Owusu went on to say that Aunty Diana called Amoabeng, and informed her that someone had requested for help.

Amoabeng allegedly informed them on phone that she was willing to meet with them the next day for discussions.

Owusu was allegedly requested to come along with some money. Because he needed the deal, he allegedly parted with GHc3000. Amoabeng then informed him that he could leave.

According to Owusu, Amoabeng called him on phone three days later, and informed him that the former MP had requested for another GHc3000, else the deal would not go through as planned.

As a result of that he allegedly paid another GHc3000 to Aunty Diana. In both instances, he wasn’t issued with a receipt as proof of payment.

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Owusu then proceeded to purchase the police forms, filled them and sent copies to Aunty Diana, per the directions of the former MP.

He went on to reveal that during the time for enlistment, he was sent to Kumasi, along with one Emmanuel Brayie, who had also parted with money.

Owusu went on to say that none of the persons promised jobs were able to join the police service.

He was allegedly informed that his money would be returned to him within 24 hours if he was unable to secure a job with the police service.

He further indicated that he has been threatened with death if he dared to attempt to retrieve his money.

He has however reported the matter to the Legon police station.

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