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Mobile money vendor arrested after faking robbery in missing Gh10,000




A mobile money operator has been arrested by Police in Koforidua for allegedly faking a robbery attack after Ghc10,000 loss.

The teenage mobile money vendor was seen by a passerby weeping and claimed, she had been attacked at gunpoint by a three-member robbery gang at about 8:50 am Thursday, November 11, 2021, that, the robbers took away a bag containing about ghc8,000 and the mobile phone used for the mobile money transaction.



However, according to other shop owners who had opened their shops nearby, the mobile money operator did not raise alarm even after the so-called armed robbers escaped casting doubt on her claim.

Emmanuel Commey Gyimadzo, the owner of the mobile money business, told Kasapa News, the narrations of her employee engaged just a month ago after completing Senior High School, do not add up.




According to him, his checks at MTN office indicated that the alleged robbers withdrew about Gh2,000 e-cash on the mobile money wallet on the phone a few minutes after the employer reported the alleged robbery incident.

The business owner said the employee confessed after he threatened to arrest her.



A complaint was lodged at the Central Police station in Koforidua following which the mobile money operator has been arrested and detained to assist investigation.





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