Pair arrested for costly Ghana SIM box fraud
from MASAHUDU KUNATEH in Accra, Ghana
ACCRA – TWO suspects have been arrested for Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) box fraud.
The National Communications Authority (NCA), in conjunction with the Ghana Police Service and MTN Ghana, effected the arrest at Dome Pillar 2, a suburb of Accra.
The suspects, Evans Agbenyo and Georgia Vera Mensah, and two others currently at large, Christopher Ewusie and John Owusu, were said to have cost the nation and the telecommunication companies an amount of US$836 000 within six months.
The Director of Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID), Prosper Agblor, told the media that the suspects were found with five GHZ external wireless routers, 16-port GOIP-router plus mini antennas, link system Wifi router, and three laptop computers.
The suspects were also found with 11 960 new and used SIM cards.
A total of 100 unused recharge cards were also retrieved from the suspects.
The Minister of Communication, Dr Omane Boamah, commended the Police Criminal Investigations Department (CID) and MTN for investing resources to fish-out SIM box fraudsters in the country.
“We shall chase them anywhere they go,” he added.
“We are calling on the general public to volunteer information to enable the police deal expediently with such nation wreckers,” said the minister.
– CAJ News
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