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Nigerians Specialising In Fake Currency Fraud Busted By Ghana Security Operatives

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The Nationwide Safety has busted a 13-member gang suspected to be concerned within the printing and distribution of faux forex notes to unsuspecting victims, principally overseas nationals.

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An announcement issued by the Nationwide Safety Secretariat, copied to the Ghana Information Company, stated the gang, led by one Yassei Alia, a 45-year-old Syrian resident in East Legon and proprietor of Hardford Auto Service in Accra, along with Danjuma Zakaria, alias Alhaji Mohammed, 49 and resident of Tema West, had been rounded up in a warehouse throughout the premises of NacCharter Cargo and Freight Firm, close to KLM workplaces throughout the Kotoka Worldwide Airport, on Monday, April, 27 at round 1730 hours.



Freshly printed $10,000 bundles of faux $100 notes hid in two giant steel trunks and a suitcase had been retrieved from the warehouse.

The assertion stated the quantity was estimated to be over 5 million United States {Dollars} (USD).

Different suspected accomplices arrested throughout the operation embody Esther Omozeea, Emad Aldalhi, Kamal Mohammed, Abdulai Yakubu Osman, and Samuel Ababio.

The remaining are John Denyo, Desmond Delali Dumenu, Alike Happiness, Prosper Chukwu, Victor Israel, Padi Christian Holdbrook.

Of their warning statements, Yassei and Mohammed, who drove to the warehouse within the former’s automobile, denied information of the deal.

It famous that when questioned individually, Yassei, who held a Syrian passport, a Republic of Guinea-Bissau diplomatic passport, and a Nigerian nationwide driver’s licence issued in Ogun State, indicated that he had gone to the warehouse to have a dialogue with one Kojo, an alleged cargo vendor and operator of the premises, relating to a V8 engine the latter was to import on his behalf.

Alhaji Mohammed acknowledged that he had gone to solicit monetary assist from Kojo to allow him procure a car from Holland.

The assertion stated whereas Yassei claimed Kojo sat in a gathering with them on the stated day, Alhaji Mohammed indicated that Kojo was not on the premises on the time of their go to and that whereas ready for him, they had been arrested.

It famous that two of the suspects interrogated individually corroborated Mohammed’s declare that Kojo was not seen on the premises on the stated day.

“The group’s modus operandi, based on intelligence, means that they lure unsuspecting victims with claims that they’ve entry to tens of millions of US {dollars} in Libya,” the assertion stated.

“Victims are given real sums of US {dollars} to spend without cost, as a proof of the genuineness of the deal.”

As soon as satisfied, victims had been requested to deposit large sums of USD {dollars} as freight expenses to help the cargo of the stated {dollars} to the victims.

Upon receipt of the quantity, the suspects packaged pretend {dollars} stashed in between a number of tons of of real notes for onward supply to their victims.

It stated shortly after the arrest, one Bandoh, Alhaji-Ahmed, alias Alhaji Bamed, proprietor of Bamed Journey and Excursions, who claims to be a Presidential Staffer on the Citadel, and a shopper of Yassie, drove to the Nationwide Safety headquarters, verbally assaulted the chief of the operation, and vowed to free the suspects.

It stated the aggressive conduct of Alhaji Bamed steered that he is perhaps concerned within the deal, primarily when investigations are ongoing.

It stated officers of Nationwide Safety had assured Ghanaians that the federal government was decided to rid the nation of faux forex syndicates and warned that individuals concerned within the illegality can be arrested and handled accordingly.

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