A police officer has been arrested for allegedly defrauding an MTN agent of GH₵14,460.
The suspect, Constable Ernest Agyemang Darko is attached to the National Visibility Unit at the Police Headquarters.
According to the Constable, he resorted to defrauding to settle gambling debts.
The incident reportedly occurred on November 29, 2023.
He was reported by Benjamin Tawiah, a Sales Agent of MTN at the Kasoa branch off New Market road.
According to Mr Tawiah, the police officer visited the MTN office requesting an amount of GH₵ 14,460 to be sent to various phone numbers.
He added that the police officer instructed him to send ‘GH₵4,060, GH₵5,000, GH₵5,000, and GH₵400 to different phone numbers’.
G/Const. Darko, however, failed to pay the total amount after the transactions were completed.
He then led the MTN Agent to the Kasoa branch of CBG, opposite the MTN Office, in an attempt to withdraw the money.
However, the bank was closed, which prompted Mr Tawiah to report the incident to the Kasoa Central District Patrols team.
The team apprehended G/Const. Darko, and he was taken to the Kasoa Police Station for further investigation.