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Another suspect arrested in Mobile Money and Sim swap fraud

ghanasummary.com 2024/4/12
Another suspect arrested in Mobile Money and Sim swap fraud

EOCO officials appeared before an Accra Circuit Court and filed an amended charge and facts sheet, after which the court retook the pleas of the accused persons.

The five accused persons namely Richmond Donkor alias Chino, Cecilia Asabre, Salifu Eshum, Daniel Asomani Baawiah and Shadrack Anthony alias Target have been jointly charged with conspiracy to steal GHC113, 947.57.

The court presided over by Isaac Addo, admitted the five accused to bail in the sum of GH¢600,000 each, with two sureties.

The defence counsel told the court that Anthony was also unwell and would come to court at any time if granted bail.

The prosecution did not dispute the granting of bail and requested the court to admit them to bail on the same terms as the fifth accused person’s police enquiry bail term, which was GH¢600,000 with two sureties.

The matter before the court is that on February 14, 2024, EOCO received complaints from a reputable bank in the country that GH¢113,947.57 had been stolen from six of its customers’ bank accounts via a sophisticated mobile money and sim deactivation and reactivation fraud scheme.

The court heard that preliminary investigations revealed that the accused’s mode of operation was such that, with the connivance of some unscrupulous individuals within Vodafone (now Telecel).

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