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01.02.2007 Crime & Punishment

Imposter jailed for two years

By : Daily Graphic
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A foreman who faked being one of the good friends of the Inspector General of Police and succeeded in duping an agronomist of 30 million cedis on the pretext of getting him a police auction vehicle has been jailed two years by the Nsawam magistrate court.

The convict, Samuel Alex Bature informed his victim that the Police vehicles and as a best friend of the IGP, he could assist him to get one.

He however bolted after collecting the 30 million cedis from his victim.

The facts of the case as presented by Police Inspector Alex Cosmos were that the convict worked with Boateng Stone Quarry at Ahodwo near Nsawam while the complainant was an agronomist.

He said in March last year, Bature informed the complainant that the IGP was his best friend and that the Police Administration was auctioning some vehicles.

The prosecutor said Bature collected 15 million cedis from the complainant and in return gave him a fake mobile phone number as that of t he IGP.

He said Bature told his complainant that the IGP would call him and succeeded in collecting additional 15 million cedis.

Inspector Cosmos said later, Bature brought a letter to the complainant to sign, assuring the complainant that the vehicle was ready but Bature could not deliver the vehicle.

Efforts by the complainant to collect his money proved futile hence his decision to make a report to the police.

Source: Daily Graphic

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