From Samuel Duodu, Sunyani
The self-styled Roman Catholic Priest, “Father” Alfred Yeboah wanted for allegedly defrauding an orphanage, has been nabbed by the Akomadan Police when he attempted to swindle the managing director of a hotel at Techiman in the Brong Ahafo Region.
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police as Peter Dadzi, defrauded the executive director of the Mum’s Love Rural Orphanage Foundation based at Duayaw Nkwanta, when he posed as a priest sent by a benefactor to deliver some clothing and cash of GH¢5,000 to the orphanage.
He managed to collect GH¢350 as part payment of GH¢860 being the cost of transporting the items from Accra and left a suitcase, supposed to contain the clothes and the GH¢5,000 but which turned out to be saw dust and fled in a taxi.
Employing the same modus operandi, Dadzi, this time with an accomplice, Atta Brobbey, called the managing director of Dery Hotel that one “Father” Alfred Yeboah, a Roman Catholic Priest based in England had sent some items and money through them to be given to him.
They also claimed that the benefactor had promised to provide more support to the hotel later and asked the hotel manager to meet them at Akomadan in the Offinso District of the Ashanti Region to collect the items and the money since they did not know the way to Techiman.
According to the police, the duo, believed to be in their 20s, also demanded that the hotel manager came along with Gh¢760 and his voter’s identification card for identification and collection of the parcel.
The police said the hotel manager became suspicious and informed the Techiman Police who gave him two plain clothed policemen to accompany him to Akomadan.
When they got to the venue, the duo were ready with a suitcase similar to the one given to the orphanage also loaded with saw dust and were arrested and handed over to the Akomadan Police.
The Director of the orphanage, Mr Imoro Adams, who called at the Graphic Communications Group Limited Office in Sunyani, confirmed that it was Dadzi who defrauded him at Techiman.
They have since been remanded by a Magistrate Court at Offinso in the Ashanti Region.