4 Momo Fraudsters Arrested
FOUR men alleged to be the
mastermind behind a mobile money (MOMO) crime ring in the Ashanti Region that
swindles individuals of cash have been arrested in a police crackdown on
Emmanuel Okyere, aka Abass
Salifu, 22; Prince Stephens, aka Sasamula, 20; Akwasi Gyebi, 22, electrician;
and Kelvin Agyemang aka Hawk, 18; were smoked out from their hideout at
Deyansi, a farming community in the Adansi-Asokwa District on June 27, 2019.
The Fomena District Police
Command arrested the scam operators upon an intelligence-led operation
following months of surveillance and tracking.
Supt Albert Fii Ochil said
16 assorted mobile phones were found on the gangsters who run a criminal
network that scam people with mobile money accounts after generating about 100
mobile phone numbers in an elaborate scheme.
According to him, once the
scammers had the names and phone numbers of people, they sent fake mobile money
messages to con victims into paying monies.
The police chief stated
that all the four men had since been remanded in police custody by the Fomena
District Court where they are facing provisional charges relating to conspiracy
and obtaining money under false pretences.
Supt. Ochil said the gang had Kelvin Agyemang as the secretary of the network, who writes downs names of their potential victims having obtained their contact details.
From Ernest Kofi Adu, Kumasi