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Police arrest fake KNUST lecturer

October 27, 2017 5:40 AM
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A man disguising himself as a senior law lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) has been arrested by the Police.

According to the Police, Michael Asante has deployed smart ways of defrauding innocent citizens around the country under the guise of being a lawyer and a lecturer.

The suspect is reported to have engaged in a number of fraudulent acts, including defrauding persons to the tune of GHS748,000.

The fake lawyer and police reportedly deceived his victims, claiming he would provide them with jobs as well as help them secure admissions into some of the top tertiary schools in the country.

However, after taking their monies, the suspect vanished into thin air, leading the police launching a manhunt.

Further investigations have also revealed that Mr Asante defrauded two contractors of GHS695,000 under the pretext that he was going to secure them contracts at the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR).

The Police say he introduced himself to the said contractors as a special assistant to the CEO of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC), hence he could help them win contracts to build oil tanks in the country.

But after taking their monies, he absconded, leaving the frustrated contractors with no choice than to report the case to a National Security Operatives which led to his arrest.

It was also revealed that he has defrauded persons of sums between GHS5,000 and GHS40,000 with a claim that he would help them secure jobs with the security services.

The suspect was later arrested on October 24, 2017, and is currently facing prosecution.

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