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Don’t transact business on social media – Police Chief cautions

Suspect Michael AsareThe Director-General of the Ghana Police Service in charge of Operations, COP Christian Tetteh Yohunu has advised persons transacting business using social media platforms to desist from it because it is not safe.

 COP Tetteh Yohunu’s comment follows the arrest of a 19-year-old junior high school drop-out, a resident of Agbozume in the Volta Region, for impersonating the police chief.

“People who transact business on social media should be extra careful because mine may be a small but yours may involve a huge amount of money which cannot be retrieved,” COP Yohunu told Onua FM’s Yen Sempa host Kwame Karikari on Wednesday.

The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service picked up Michael Asare for creating a facebook account in the name of COP Yohunu and using it to dupe innocent people of helping to recruit them into the Service.

COP Yohunu advised, “let us get personal contact with the people we are dealing with especially when it comes to business because social media is not safe”.

Asked whether he has a facebook account, the Police chief explained, “I don’t have facebook account. I don’t know how to operate facebook so the public must desist from such people or report such people who deal with you on social media to the Cyber Crime Unit of the Police Service”.

COP Yohunu urged that “people who are victims must come out to tell us their stories”, and also called on the media to help the police in the crusade against cyber crime.

 

Story by Kweku Antwi-Otoo/Onua FM

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