Information reaching DGN Online indicates that three persons have been arrested for allegedly defrauding several market women in Tamale.
The suspects are Fuseini Adams, aged 49; Alhassan Karim, 54, and Saharatu Adams Lizy, 39.
They are reported to have bought maize and beans amounting to Ghc 220,000 from the market women in Tamale – the Northern Regional Capital – between 2017 and 2018 with the promise that they would pay in two weeks’ time.
DGN Online understands that the suspects later went into hiding after collecting the maize and beans.
A complaint was subsequently made at the police station and the Tamale Police Command started a search for the suspects.
On March 8, 2019, Police in Tamale had information that the suspects had been arrested by the BNI in Kumasi.
The police together with the complainants went to Kumasi and brought the three suspects to Tamale on March 11, 2019, to assist in investigations.
The Northern Regional Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Yussif Tanko who confirmed the arrest to DGN Online, said the case docket has been forwarded to the Attorney General Office in Tamale.
He said the police hope to get the suspects prosecuted at a high court in Tamale.
According to DSP Tanko, suspect Saharatu Adams Lizy is a professional fraudster and has duped a lot of people in Kumasi and Ejura.
He disclosed that ever since the news of her arrest was made public, a lot of people have been trooping to the police station to lodge complaints against her.