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Police Officer, Two Others Grabbed For Defrauding Chinese National

A Police officer who allegedly collected GHC 70,000 from a Chinese national under the pretext of dropping case being investigated by the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) has appeared before a Circuit Court in Accra.

Cyril Lumor Frank who was dismissed from the Ghana Police Service for misconduct was in the dock with two others.

Frank and his accomplices Mark Fuakye, and Prosper Kwashie are said to have impersonated one Charles Ofori an Officer of EOCO.

Frank and his accomplice are jointly charged with conspiracy.

Frank has additionally been charged with defrauding by false pretense, money laundering, impersonation.

Their pleas were not taken and would reappear on February 25.

The court presided over by Mrs Jane Harriet Akweley Quaye admitted the accused to bail in the sum of GHC 70,000 with two sureties each. The sureties must be gainfully employed and must be earning not less than GH 1,500.

The accused persons have been ordered by the court to report to the EOCO from Monday to Friday mornings. It further tasked the prosecution to put their house in order.

The Prosecution narrated that Frank is a former Police officer of the Ghana Police Service who has been dismissed.

Prosecution said the accused persons impersonated Charles Ofori an officer of EOCO to defraud Jianhua Chen, Chinese in the sum of GHC 70,000.

According to prosecution the three accused persons received GHC 65,000 earlier and shared it among themselves and that on February 6, this year, Frank was picked up when he went to take the balance of te money being GHC 5,000.