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25.03.2009 General News

Police hunt for MD of 'susu' firm

Police hunt for MD of 'susu' firm

The police have mounted a search for Israel Aduah, the Managing Director of Blessed God Financial Services, a 'susu' collection firm, for suspected theft.

Israel is alleged to have gone to seven branches of the company to collect the deposits of contributors, worth several millions of Ghana cedis, and bolted.

A source at the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service told the Daily Graphic that the incident took place in December 2008.

It said Israel went to Apam and Kasoa, both in the Central Region, Ashalley Botwe, New Fadama, Israel Junction and Tema, all in the Greater Accra Region, and Nkawkaw in the Eastern Region and collected the deposits but has since not been heard of or seen.

It said the agents of Blessed God Financial Services claimed that it was the practice for the suspect to collect the deposits and later bring the amount for pay-back to the contributors.

The source said on that particular occasion, nothing had been heard of the suspect, as his mobile phones had been switched off and he had also packed out of his residence in Accra.

It said clients of the company in the affected branches had been demanding their contributions but the agents had not been able to pay them.

The source, therefore, appealed to any member of the public who knows the whereabouts of Aduah, who is five feet two inches tall and native of Navrongo, to contact the Commercial Crime Unit of the CID or the nearest police station.

The source says the suspect is believed to be hiding in Aflao, Nkawkaw, Navrongo, the Brong Ahafo or Central regions.

It said the police suspected that Israel might be using another name and, therefore, appealed to the public to help in arresting him for him to face the consequences of his actions.