Two grabbed over Tonaton fraud

Two persons who took advantage of the growing online market to defraud are in the grips of the police.

The suspects allegedly used the Tonaton online market platform to collect GH¢13,500 under the pretext of offering a saloon car for sale.

The incident occurred on November 11, this year at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

According to the police, the suspects, Ibrahim Iddrisu and Emmanuel Mensah, advertised a Hyundai Civic saloon on Tonaton looking for prospective buyers.

The police said the complainant expressed interest and was asked to meet the suspects at the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital.

After inspecting the car, the parties agreed on GH¢13,500, which the complainant paid, but the issuing of receipt was delayed.

The complainant’s mechanic, who examined the car, returned to inform him that the saloon car, which was parked behind the surgical block of Korle Bu, was driven  away.

The suspects then jumped onto a motorbike to escape but an alarm from the complainant led to their arrest by the security men around.

The two admitted taking the amount from the complainant under the pretext of selling the Hyundai civic to him.

Ibrahim Iddrisu and Emmanuel Mensah, who claimed to be traders, are to face charges in court.

By Peter Quao Adattor||Ghana

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