Alleged GH¢203,000 job scam lands man in trouble

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Iddrisu Suka, allegedly involved in the GH¢203,000 job scam case has been remanded in police custody by the Circuit Court in Accra.

The court presided over by Mrs Samuel Bright Acquah, issued a bench warrant for the arrest of Sukaon on June 19, 2023.

Meanwhile, the first accused, Dorcas Nartey, a 28-year-old unemployed, who had earlier appeared before the court, is on GH¢200,000 bail.

Dorcas and Suka allegedly collected GH¢203,000 from 32 prospective job seekers, who want­ed to join the security services.

The accused, who have jointly been charged with conspiracy to commit crimes namely – defraud­ing by pretenses and defraud­ing by pretenses, have denied the charges.

Chief Superintendent of Police Augustine Yirenkyi said the complainant, Alex Mensah Twu­masi, was the assembly member for Accra Newtown, and Dorcas unemployed, a resident of Gbawe, in Accra.

According to the prosecution, Do­cas told the complainant that she had ‘protocol connections to the Jubilee House.

Chief Sup Yirenkyi said Docas asked the complainant to give her (Dorcas) GH¢203,000 to secure 32 prospective applicants for recruitment into any of the security services – the Ghana Police Service, Ghana Immigration Service, Ghana Customs and the Ghana National Fire Service.

The prosecution said the com­plainant paid GH¢203,000 to Dor­cas, but she (Dorcas) was unable to fulfill her promise and played “hide and seek” with the complainant.

Chief Insp Yirenkyi said the complainant reported the case to the police and Dorcas was arrested.

The court heard that Dorcas in a caution statement, admitted that she received GH¢203,000 to secure a job in the various security services for prospective applicants and that she (Dorcas) gave the money to Suka (now at large).

Chief Insp Yirenkyi said Dorcas claimed Suka worked at the Jubilee House and he (Suka) could assist her in securing jobs for the 32 pro­spective applicants, but he failed.

The prosecution said Dorcas promised to refund the amount (GH¢203,000) to the complainant, but she failed.

Dorcasis to reappear before the court on February 5, 2024. -GNA

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