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21.11.2007 Crime & Punishment

Ex-BNI Man Arrested

By Daily Guide

AN EX-STAFF of the Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) and his accomplice are being held by the Nima Police over a ten-thousand-dollar fraud.

According to the Nima Divisional Police Commander, Chief Superintendent Awuni Angwubutoge, Nana Fredua Agyeman, 38, had framed up an estate developer as dealing in cars with fake documents.

When the complainant, whose name is being withheld was arrested, it was detected that the allegation was baseless, whereupon he was granted bail.

Nana Agyeman, realizing that his trick was not going to click, approached his victim with the lie that the Director of BNI had asked that he sends to him an amount of $10,000.

The businessman, who questioned the sense in parting with such an amount when he had not engaged in anything illegal, raised an alarm by contacting the BNI.

The BNI in turn contacted the Nima Police, because of the possibility of the suspect discovering the trap being set.
The Divisional Commander sent his men to the Fiesta Royale Hotel, the rendezvous for the transaction.

Nana Agyeman told his victim that he was coming along with an investigator from the BNI to the collection point.

When the deal was sealed upon the collection of the $10,000, a smiling Nana Agyeman turned to board his car when the lurking cops swooped upon him.

His accomplice, 31-year-old Amevi Kpotovi, the imposter BNI operative, was also grabbed and handcuffed with him.

When the beautiful mansion of the ex-BNI operative was searched at Kasoa, an unlicensed pump-action gun was retrieved and is in the custody of the Nima Police as investigations continue.

The Nima Divisional Commander has, in view of the development, called upon the general public to be smart by emulating the example of the complainant.

“Members of the general public should not be gullible. They should not fear to report cases to the Police when they are suspicious of malfeasance, no matter who the suspects are.

Had the complainant been lax, he would have lost the $10,000”, he said.

DAILY GUIDE was shown the genuine $10,000 in 100 dollar bills at the Nima Police Station.

Nana Agyeman was born on March 4, 1972 and enlisted in the BNI on January 11, 2001.

He resigned on October 18, 2004 and re-applied for engagement on February 24, 2006 but this was turned down on February 27, 2006.

By A.R. Gomda