The Economic and Organized Crime Office, EOCO, has sued three persons for impersonating one of its officers to defraud a Chinese woman of 70 thousand cedis.
The three Cyril Lumor Frank, a former officer of the Ghana Police Service, Mark Fuakye and Prosper Sossoe employees of Atlantic and Energy Bank Limited have been charged with defrauding by false pretense, conspiracy to defraud and money laundering.
Prosecuting, the court presided over by Jane Quaye was told that, Cyril Lumor together with his accomplices this month approached a Chinese woman and made her believe that if she pays 70 thousand cedis, a case and charges against her at EOCO will be dropped.
The money received being proceeds of crime, accordingly tantamount to money laundering and was charged as such.
The other two accused persons, Mark and Fuakye were also charged with abatement of crime.
The three accused persons Prosecution said after their ploy first received 65 thousand cedis and shared among themselves.
On the 6th of this month, Cyril was going to receive a balance of five thousand when he was arrested.
Prosper after his arrest told investigators at EOCO that he received five thousand in the deal and led them to retrieve it from his car.
The court after hearing the facts told prosecution their facts were full of duplications and must go back to organize themselves properly and reappear on the 25th of this month.
Meanwhile, the three persons have all been granted bail in the sum of 70 thousand cedis each and are to report to EOCO twice every week.