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Guinea Man Attempted to Dupe Ghana Auto Dealers

July 06, 2015

A-26-year-old Guinean has been arrested by the police for posing as a bank official to defraud automobile companies of a fleet of cars, according to a report by ghanaweb.com.

Alpha Diallo Amadu, a financial analyst by profession, using the name Chris Anderson and posing as Head of Procurement and Shared Services Department at Societe Generale Ghana Limited, allegedly attempted to defraud Universal Motors of their three Porsche cars worth GH¢1.8 million but was apprehended by undercover police from the headquarters of the Criminal Investigations Department, according to the report.

Earlier police reports alleged that the suspect used same modus operandi to defraud CFAO of three brand new Mitsubishi Pajero vehicles and Citroen DS 5 vehicles, according to the report.

While processing the documents, Universal Motors suspected fraud and informed the police. On June 12, 2015 Universal Motors prepared the three Porsche cars to be delivered to the suspect, according to the report.

After the necessary procedures for delivery were done, Alpha Diallo then called in two other drivers he hired to assist him drive the vehicles to Societe Generale premises but he was apprehended, according to the report.

During interrogation, Diallo allegedly admitted that he was not working with Societe Generale and that the documents he presented were forged. Investigations also revealed that the suspect allegedly used the same procedure to buy three Mitsubishi Pajero vehicles and a Citroen Saloon car worth over $200,000 from CFAO Motors on June 11, 2015 using forged documents from Ecobank Ghana Limited, according to the report.

Upon interrogating the suspect, who allegedly attempted to bribe the police in order to be released, said he often takes the cars to different countries to sell.

The suspect has provisionally been charged for forgery of documents and defrauding by false pretenses.

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