A young Nigerian man has been arrested by police in Ghana. The suspect identified as ‘Solo Pounds’ from Sapele area of Delta state – was arrested after being accused of belonging to an internet scamming syndicate and also armed robbery.
He was apprehended along with other suspects as they are currently in police custody and will be charged to court as soon as investigations are concluded, according to the police.
This is coming days after the Tema Regional Police Command in Ghana as part of plans to clamp down on criminal activities in the metropolis, arrested 13 Nigerians.
Two of them, Frank Inyang Thomas, 40, and Segun Mustapha, 36, described by police as members of a syndicate that trail and rob people, who withdrawn money from banks, were arrested in a silver coloured private Toyota Corolla car at the Meridian Cluster of Banks.
The police said Thomas and Mustapha were grabbed in connection with the stealing of GH¢14,000.00 from a vehicle parked at Franco Phones, near the Ghana Water Company, at Community One on October 26.
The victim parked his car at Franco Phones shop to make inquiries, but on his return, he detected that the driver’s side door had been opened and the money stolen.
A closed-circuit television camera installed at the shop captured one of the suspects with the money moments before he was whisked away in the silver coloured Toyota Corolla car, prompting police to mount surveillance on the car and its occupants.
The police disclosed that two suspects after their arrest led police to their place of abode at Abokobi No. 2 in Sakumono, and further investigations led to the arrest of 11 others, suspected to be cyber fraudsters.