‘Susu’ operator remanded for defrauding customers

Nkawie, (Ash) A 29-year-old ‘Susu’ operator who defrauded a number of traders and mechanics at Adoato and South Suntreso, both suburbs of Kumasi, and went into hiding, has been remanded into police custody by the Nkawie Circuit Court.

The plea of Emmanuel Akwasi Aboraah was not taken and would reappear before the court on July 31, this year.

Detective Inspector Anthony Acheampong told the court presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey, that the complainants who are about 100, are traders and mechanics at Adoato and South Suntreso in Kumasi, while the suspect identified himself as a proprietor of a saving and loans company.

He said in May 2018, the suspect engaged about 20 ‘Susu’ collectors who collected contributions from the complainants and deposited them into the accounts of his ghost and unregistered savings and loans’ company.

The suspect promised to give the customers loans after three months of contributions.

The Prosecution said after some time, the customers detected that the company was not functioning well as it used to be, so some of them rushed to collect their deposits.

He said the suspect went into hiding and some of the collectors were arrested and granted police enquiry bail.

Detective Inspector Acheampong said on July 08 this year, one of the collectors who is on police enquiry bail spotted the suspect at Kronom Afrancho in the Afigya-Kwabre South district and caused his arrest.

He was charged after investigations and brought before the court.

Source: Ghana News Agency