- KTwo individuals have been accused of defrauding an American of $1,205,000 by false pretence
- The two had allegedly promised to supply the victim with seven 20-footer containers of money.
- The suspects are facing charges of conspiracy to commit fraud and defrauding under false pretences
Two men have been arrested for allegedly defrauding an American man of $1,205,000.
They had allegedly promised to supply the victim with seven containers of dollars.
The suspects, Dzam Abotsi and Nana Kwame Yanka, have been charged with conspiracy to commit fraud and defrauding under false pretences.
Abotsi allegedly charged the victim $100,500 and an additional $200,000 for rent and security of the seven containers.
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GNA reported that the two pleaded not guilty to the charges and have been granted bail.
The victim is one Gary Bernsten, an American Asset Recovery Officer who had been told a stash of dollars was stored in Ghana.
When they came to Ghana, they met the suspects and confirmed the authenticity of the dollars stored at Sowutuom.
After paying the suspects to secure the containers, they realised they had been duped when returning to transport the cash.
A report was then made to the police, leading to the arrests of Abotsi and Yanka.
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