Four people have been arrested by the police for allegedly kidnapping an Australian, Dennis Ernest Fing. The suspects, all said to be Nigerians, are Ose Zuwa Enabor, 27, Ejiron Ehis, 25, Ese Oviri, 42, and Godwin Ikoro, 24. They are in police custody assisting in investigations. The leader of the group, Enabor Age, 29, is on the run.
At a news conference in Accra yesterday, the Director General of the Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Deputy Commissioner of police (DCOP) Prosper Agblor, said that on Saturday, the Police Anti-Armed Robbery squad had information that Mr Fing had been kidnapped and kept in a house at Baatsona on the Spintex road in Accra.
Mr. Fing is believed to have been lured into the country by the group five weeks ago, after being told that he (Fing) had inherited over $1 million from his late father and uncle who were a politician and a business magnate respectively.
He said when Mr Fing arrived, the suspects detained him in the house and extorted over $100,000 from him under the pretext of preparing for him court documents, registration and certification from government agencies to enable him to take possession of his inheritance.
In another development, Mr. Agblor said the Documentation and Visa Fraud Unit of the CID, has arrested a Turkish, Atila Inac, alias. Mohammed, for allegedly producing fake visas for prospective travellers.
He allegedly defrauded David Nii Akeka Buxto of GHÂ¢10,000 which was part of GHÂ¢14,000 that he had charged to secure him an American visa.
Mr. Agblor said a check at the US Embassy revealed that the visa was fake, using the foil number-(67970278) issued to a former Deputy Minister of Finance.
Investigations have also revealed that the suspect is engaged in the production of forged credit cards.