Three suspected fraudsters led by a 39-year-old Saharatu Adams alias Lizy have been arrested by the joint efforts of authorities in the northern region and their counterparts in Kumasi.
The first suspect, Ms. Adams, was said to be on the police wanted list for her alleged fraudulent activities using the First Lady of Ghana's name in some instances to convince her victims.
According to authorities, the three suspects, Ms. Adams, Mr. Fuseini Adams, 49 and Mr. Alhassan Karim age 54, bought maize and beans from market women in Tamale to the tune of 22 billion old Ghana CEDI's between 2017 and 2018 with the pretext that they would bring the money in two weeks time.
Soon after the transaction, the suspects, the police said went into hiding and the victims lodged complaints with the police who then launched a manhunt for the suspects who were subsequently arrested by the BNI in Kumasi on March 8,2019.
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 Mohammed Yussif Tanko told the media that the case docket has been forwarded to the Attorney General Office in Tamale for the suspects to be prosecuted at high court tomorrow.
The ring leader, Adams (Lizy ) according to DSP Tanko is said to be a professional fraudster and has duped a lot of people in Kumasi and Ejura.
Ms. Lizy's alleged fraud was so extensive that people are still lodging complaints against her with the police.