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16 March 2012 | Crime & Punishment

CID arrests 23-year-old for attempted robbery and murder

CID arrests 23-year-old for attempted robbery and murder

The Police CID has arrested a 23 year old driver of Jimon Pharmaceuticals at Abelemkpe for attempted robbery and murder.

Briefing the press at the CID headquarters, the Director-General of the CID, COP Prosper Kwame Agblor said the suspect, Isaac Ofori who was employed as the Director's personal driver engaged the services of someone (name withheld for security reasons), to recruit assassins to kill the Company's director, Zheng Jinsong and steal an amount of GH¢700,000.

The robbery was to take place on March 1 2012 after Isaac had paid his recruits an amount of GH¢100, but they were arrested by the Police.

Isaac Ofori was arraigned before court on March 7 2012 and has since been remanded in prison custody.

In a related development, some employees and a Director of Onward Investment Ghana have also been arrested by the Police CID for operating a financial institution without license.

Authorities at the Bank of Ghana who reported the case to the CID explained that the Directors of Onward Investment applied for a Forex Bureau license but they were not granted the license.

COP Prosper Agblor said the company went ahead to operate as an investment company taking deposits from the public and paying an interest of 35 percent.

Among those arrested so far are the Operations Manager for the Kumasi branch of the company, Evans Nunoo, 28, the Accounts Manager for the Accra branch, Richard Samah, 28 and the contractor and Director of the company, Alexander James Mills, 40.

The rest are Hubert Attah Appiah, 21, a cleaner who was arrested when he was instructed to take an amount of $118,000 from Accra to Kumasi and Michael Bassey Etim, 39, the Company's Forex Trainer and on-line trader.

The owners and some directors of company are however on the run.

They include three Nigerians, Okone Bassey, General Manager; Michael Johnson, Owner, Prince Nwuoma Essien, Senior Manager, and four other Ghanaians, Timothy Akwasi Ababio, Marketer; Mohammed Baba Saleh, Accountant; Simon Yaw Nyarko, a teacher and Lawrence Mensah, a businessman.

The CID is cautioning the public to be weary of fraudsters who promise attractive interests which is far beyond what legitimate banks can offer on savings

Ghana| Joy News TV

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