Amasaman District Police Command in the Greater Accra Region on Monday arrested a fetish priest, Nana Ali based at Ablorman-Opah, a suburb of Nsawam in the Eastern Region for allegedly extorting sums of 7,000 Ghana Cedis from Mr. Samuel Akufo Ablakwa.
In an interview with the District Police Commander, Chief Supt. Francis Yiribaare stated that Nana Ali assured the victim of multiplying the amount twenty times or what is popularly known as money doubling.
According to the Police commander, the arrest of Nana Ali, was in line with an official report lodged with the Amasaman District Police Command by Mr. Samuel Akufo Ablakwa in which he alleged that Nana Ali defrauded him of GH¢7,000 with the promise to make him rich.
“Mr. Samuel Akufo reported that somewhere around Wednesday 4, April 2018, Nana Ali promised to spiritually assist him by way of conjuring money for him to establish his own business” he noted.
He added that Nana Ali told Mr. Samuel Akufo that if he gave him GH¢7,000 he (Nana Ali) could multiple it twenty times for him.
In order to show his spiritual prowess, Nana Ali allegedly conjured several dollar bills in the presence of Mr. Samuel Akufo who became convinced that his money could really be multiplied.
The complainant in his bid to establish his own business did readily part with the sum of GH¢ 7,000 to suspect to be multiplied.
A week later, Nana Ali conjured several dollar notes and gave to Mr. Samuel Akufo with the promise that it would multiply twenty folds. But the dollar notes turned to be fake notes.
When the complainant consulted the spiritualist over the issue, he did not show any remorse and it was at this stage that it dawned on complainant that he had been defrauded by Nana Ali.
After several fruitless attempts to retrieve his money, he reported the matter to the Amasaman District Police Command who is now investigating the matter.
Suspect is expected to be arraigned before Amasaman Circuit Court on Thursday April 11, 2018 to answer a charge of defrauding by false pretenses.
Meanwhile, investigations at Ablorman-Opah in Nsawam have revealed that it was not the first time Nana Ali allegedly duped unsuspecting Ghanaians with the false pretext to spiritually help them to establish their businesses.
However, the suspect has denied ever extorting any such colossal sum of money from the complainant. But Nana Ali admitted that Mr. Samuel Akufo was his client.