Ghana Man Made Famous By 'Deadly Voyage' Film Arrested Over €120K Scam After 26 Years On The Run

Ghana Man Made Famous By 'Deadly Voyage' Film Arrested Over €120K Scam After 26 Years On The Run

  • Kingsley Ofosu, the sole survivor from a famous stowaway incident in 1992, has been arrested for over a €120,000 scam.
  • Kingsley Ofosu was arrested in Prampram in the Greater Accra Region after reportedly being on the run for 26 years
  • The suspect has been denied bail after being put before a court in Takoradi in the Western Region

Kinsley Ofosu, the only survivor from the 1992 "Deadly Voyage" stowaway incident, has been arrested for over a €120,000 scam.

Reports indicate that Ofosu had been on the run for 26 years before his arrest on Saturday, October 14, 2023, at a hideout in Prampram.

Kingsley Ofosu arrested
Kingsley Ofosu (L) had been on the run for 26 years. Source: UGC/GhanaWeb
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He was taken to a court in Takoradi in the Western Region and denied bail.

However, the court did not grant the request, and Ofosu has been remanded into police custody. He is set to reappear in court on October 30, 2023.

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The alleged scam victim was one Charles Ohemeng, who met Ofosu in Germany in 1997.

Ohemeng had shipped cars and printing machines amounting to 120,000 euros.

"I shipped them to him in Ghana, and that was the end of everything. I did not hear from him again until his arrest today," Ohemeng said.

In 1992, Ofosu made headlines because he was the only survivor after a group of Africans were murdered after stowing away on a Ukrainian-crewed cargo ship.

The incident was dramatised in the 1996 film "Deadly Voyage."

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He had been representing the suspects for over a year before his arrest.

Bono East police nab fake lawyer

In an earlier report by, the Techiman Police Command in the Bono East Region arrested a 34-year-old Iddrisu Yahaya, who paraded himself as a lawyer.

The accused person, a resident of Tema, was arrested at the Techiman Circuit when he appeared in court as counsel for some accused persons.

Police said he was not doing things correctly as a well-trained lawyer would during the trial.

Fake lawyer caught during cross-examination also reported that a Nigerian man parading as a lawyer was busted in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.

The man, identified as Stanley Ejirogene, was caught during cross-examination after failing to come clean on the university he studied and his law school.

Stanley had been practising for over ten years before he was caught.

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