June 10, 2023
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Fraudsters using Sammy Awuku's name in recruitment scam arrested - Adomonline.com


The accused persons allegedly used the name of the Chief Executive Officer of the National Lottery Authority (NLA), Sammi Awuku, to collect the money from six victims who are complainants in the case under the pretense of securing them enlistment into the security services.


The facts of the case presented by the Prosecuting Officer, Chief Inspector Bernard before a Koforidua Circuit court are that the first accused person, Emmanuel King Opare, told his friend Eric Okornoo in January 2021 that he has some protocol slots to enlist people into the security services, hence he should get some people who are interested and ready to pay GHC7,000 for recruitment, GHC1,200 for medicals and GHC1,500 for prospectus, all totaling GHC97,00.



The witness informed the victims now complainants who eventually paid the monies totaling GHC58,200 which were handed over to the first accused by the witness in the case together with their documents.



The first accused was arrested at his hideout at Mamfe Akuapem where he mentioned the second accused, Elizabeth Manukere, as his accomplice.



The accused persons have since refunded GHC11,500 and GHC4,000 to the complainants.



The accused persons pleaded guilty when put before Koforidua Circuit Court ‘A’ presided by Kwame Polley.



The judge scolded the accused persons for defrauding victims who could be their children and grandchildren.


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