A 38-year-old Nigerian man, Dennis Ndukwu, has been arrested in Ghana for allegedly forging the signature of top government officials for fraud.
Ndukwu allegedly forged signatures of the Finance Minister, Seth Terkper, Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, and other high profile personalities and defrauded a foreign investor to the tune of 150,000 dollars.
According to GhanaWeb, the police uncovered the operations of Ndukwu and his gang in June, following the suspicion of the victim’s bankers.
Ndukwu and his gang, through internet hacking, got to know about challenges being faced by the victim, a Vietnamese investor, Le Van Khiem, who had invested over 8.5 million dollars in Ghana. He allegedly posed to the investor as the secretary to the Chief of Staff, Julius Debrah, and boasted he could use the high office to assist him.
In further trying to convince the victim, Ndukwu was said to have later produced various documents purportedly signed by the Chief of Staff and the Finance Minister.
The unsuspecting victim thereafter gave his personal items including his visa card and code to Ndukwu and his syndicate, giving them access to withdraw over 100,000 dollars from his account to aid the process.
The victim’s bankers, who considered the withdrawal unusual, were said to have raised query on the account which led them to block the account, but prior to this, the suspected fraudsters had allegedly obtained several thousands of dollars.
However, luck ran out on them as during the withdrawal of the last tranche of the transferred money, Ndukwu was arrested at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle.
According to the Greater Accra Regional Police Commander, ASP Afia Tenge, who confirmed the arrest, Ndukwu admitted committing the offence, and mentioned one Robert Amuzu as an accomplice.