A man of God, who is based at Assin Fosu has been defrauded of an amount of
GHc 20,000 by a supposed fraudster, whose identity is still unknown.
Pastor Francis became victim to the Ejisu-based fraudster, who advertised a Mitsubishi Pajero vehicle which he was selling on the internet.
This same fraudster had also swindled a businessman from Techiman, Osman Nuhu of an amount of GHc50,000 on the pretext of selling fuel products to him on June 26, 2015.
The illegal activities of the fraudster had come to the attention of the Ashanti regional police who had intensified the chase to apprehend him.
The police at the moment do not have the full details of the fraudster and they are currently depending on his photograph for his arrest and prosecution.
Briefing the media, Chief Superintendent Laar Baman said the photo of the fraudster was secretly taken by a friend of the businessman who had doubts about him.
On the issue of the pastor, he said, Pastor Francis after showing interest in purchasing the car, advertised on the internet, traveled to Ejisu on June 23, 2015 to meet the seller.
At Ejisu the fraudster told the pastor to pay GHc20,000 to his partner who was at the Ejisu Hospital, whilst he (Fraudster) worked on the documents of the car.
After the payment, the innocent man of God was told, to his horror, that the car which was parked at Ejisu doesn't belong to the 'seller.'
All attempts by the pastor to trace the fraudster and his cohort, who received the money, proved futile as they had vanished into thin air.
On the second issue, the fraudster invited a businessman, Osman Nuhu from Techiman to Ejisu to inspect a huge container which was loaded with gallons of fuel products.
The fraudster then led the businessman to a supposed owner of the products, who was then receiving treatment at the Ejisu Government Hospital.
Osman Nuhu paid GHc50,000 for the products to the said owner but when he went back for the goods at Ejisu he realized that the gallons were empty.
The businessman then rushed to the hospital to take back his money, but it was too late as the swindlers had left the place with the money.
Chief Supt Laar Baman described the fraudster, who is in his mid-fifties, as a leader of a gang of fraudsters operating in Kumasi.
The police, he noted, are doing everything possible to arrest the fraudster, urging the public to feed the police with credible information which could lead to his arrest.