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17.03.2007 General News

Police Grab Four Suspected Fraudsters

By Daily Guide

THE WESTERN Regional Police Command arrested a notorious fraudster, Justice Prince Duodu, 43, and three others when they attempted to play mischief on a Reverend Minister.

According to the police, the three suspects, Kyei Baffour, 28, Stephen Blankson, 32, Emmanuel Anwubo, 39, and Doudu have been remanded in police custody, while investigations continue.

Briefing the press at Sekondi, the Western Regional Police Commander, DCOP Kofi Duku Arthur said on March 2, 2007, one Rev. Anthony Kwame Nyame, a tutor of the Nsein Secondary School near Axim and founder of the Cross Calvary Healing and Deliverance Ministry at Teleku-Bokazo in the Nzema East District, received a telephone call from one Kortey.

According to him, Kortey told the Rev. Minister he wanted to give him some US dollars in appreciation of some assistance received from him some time ago.

Kortey however told Rev. Nyame that the dollars needed to be washed with some chemicals at the cost of $3,000.
Rev. Nyame feigned interest in the deal and asked that the chemical be sent to him.

On March 7, 2007, he was at Esiama when he had a call from Kortey who told him he was sending the chemical, so they should meet.

Rev Nyame informed the police and picked them in his car to meet him but he failed to show up.

The Rev. Minister then arranged another time for Kortey to meet him at his residence. Meanwhile, he had alerted some police men to lay ambush for him.

This time, Kortey came to his house with a sealed bottle and a black piece of paper cut in the shape of a currency.

As Kortey began demonstrating how the chemical worked, the policemen came out and arrested him.

Police investigations revealed that Kortey was Justice Prince Duodu, a notorious fraudster who lived in Accra but operated in the Western Region.

His two accomplices, Kyei Baffour and Stephen Blankson were also arrested in a taxi cab at Ayisakro near Axim, while the fourth suspect, Emmanuel Anwubo was also grabbed at the Axim police station when he went there to bail those arrested.

According to the Western Regional Police boss, the four suspects would be arraigned on March 19, 2007.