Police arrest five over fake currencies, firearm


The Dansoman Police has arrested five persons for allegedly possessing fake currencies and firearms.

They are Akwasi Boateng alias “Honourable,” Michael Marfo Ohene, alias “Ghost,” Bismarck Tawiah, Richard Walker and Prince Nketia.

However, Nketia has been granted police enquiry bail.

Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Effia Tenge, Head of the Accra Regional Police Command’s Public Relations Unit, told the Ghana News Agency that a pistol, 108 bundles of fake USD dollars were found on the group.

She said in addition, a wooden box containing 34 bundles of fake CFA and GHS200.00 fake notes in an ice chest mixed with powder and an unspecified cedi notes were found in a hotel room of the suspects.

The exhibits together with the suspects are with the Police for further investigations, Mrs Tenge noted.

“On Tuesday, June 29, 2021at about 1500 hours upon a tip off, that some individuals were involved in counterfeiting at Bean Lodge Dansoman.”

DSP Tenge said the Dansoman police dispatched a team to the said hotel and arrested the suspects.

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