How KNUST Graduate Sold His Father's House, Furniture, Other Properties for Drugs

How KNUST Graduate Sold His Father's House, Furniture, Other Properties for Drugs

  • A Ghanaian convict, Kwaku Gardiner, has recounted how he was arrested and sentenced for his crimes, including internet fraud
  • The alumnus of Achimota School and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, narrated that he was a drug addict
  • Gardiner sold his father's house, furniture, other properties to raise funds to sustain his addiction

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A Ghanaian IT expert, Kwaku Gardiner, has recounted crimes he committed that resulted in his arrest and subsequent incarceration.

The alumnus of Achimota School and the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST, where he studied Systems Administration, sold his father's house and furniture to raise funds to sustain his addiction.

Gardiner, who is serving a two-year prison term, also went into internet fraud to make illegal money to fund his urge for drugs.

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Kwaku Gardiner
Photo of Kwaku Gardiner. In the background is an officer with the prison service. Source: Crime Check TV GH
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Making money from internet fraud

In an interview on Crime Check TV GH, Gardiner revealed that he made over GH¢15 billion old cedis from internet fraud.

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He invested some of the money in his wife's business and part in sustaining his quest for drugs.

However, luck eluded him as he was busted in a swoop by officials of the Ghana Police Service.

In 2021, Gardiner was arraigned before court and sentenced to two years imprisonment.

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35-Year-Old Ghanaian Man Jailed 3 Years For Stealing Policeman's Huge Plantain

YEN.com.gh previously reported that a 35-year-old Ghanaian man identified as Moses Mensah is serving a three-year jail term for stealing plantains from a police officer at Saltpond in the Central Region.

Recounting how he ended up in jail, he admitted that he had stolen over 20 plantains on several occasions from the police officer in the past.

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Mensah told Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng of Crime Check TV that he sold the stolen plantains for money and was subsequently arrested with the help of an informant.

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Moses Mensah is not alone. Yaw Sam was incarcerated for eight months for absconding with GHc700.00, an amount given to him by the owner of an eatery to make purchases to run the business.

The 38-year-old ex-convict was arrested and jailed for spending the money and subsequently escaping.

In an interview with Ibrahim Oppong Kwarteng of Crime Check TV, Sam broke down in tears while recounting his life before and during prison.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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