—For Stealing GH¢57,000 From Heavily Sick Kidney Disease Patient In Accra
The police investigators with the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) of the Ghana Police Service at Asokwa District Police Command of the Ashanti Region and the Sowutuom District Police Command in Accra are on the heels of a 30-year-old Muslim young man, Abdul Munaf Lawal, who is a resident of Amakom near the Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi described as notorious criminal.
The fugitive who is the son of Mr Mohammed Muhabub Lawal, also staying at Amakom was reported to have stolen a whopping GH¢ 57,000.00 on Friday June 30, 2023 from the ATM Visa Card belonging to the heavily sick kidney disease patient at Santa Maria in Accra, Master Benjamin Frimpong.
The thorough checks done with the Prudential Bank Ghana branch at Odonkor in Accra, the bank for which Master Benjamin Frimpong has opened an account with has confirmed that GH¢ 57,000.00 indeed has been withdrawn from his account after the suspect laid hands on the ATM Visa Card.
According to the information available to this news outlet, after Abdul Munaf Lawal with the Ghana National ID NO:GHA-71645639-3 and Passport NO:G391620 has succeeded in duping the victim of GH¢57,000, he vanished into thin air amidst trouble for the victim and his biological father, Mr Tano Frimpong.
Mr Benjamin Frimpong who is heavily sick kidney disease patient, this news outlet is reliably informed was just brought to Ghana on Wednesday June 28, 2923 after he has successfully gone through a kidney surgical replacement operation from Kolkata in India before Abdul Munaf Lawal came from Kumasi to dupe him.
The search by the police, this portal gathered, follows the official report lodged with the Asokwa District Police Command of the Ashanti Region and Sowutuom District Police Command in Accra by the father of the victim, Mr Frimpong Tano on Sunday July 1, 2013 in which he reported that Abdul Munaf Lawal has managed to use ATM Visa Card with Benjamin Frimpong to withdraw GH¢57, 000.00 such without the knowledge of the victim as well as recourse to the life of the victim.
The police investigators with Criminal Investigation Department at Asokwa District Police Command of the Ashanti Region and Sowutuom District Police Command in Accra
confirmed to this news outlet that a criminal complaint had been brought against Abdul Munaf Lawal and added that the police were seriously looking for Abdul Munaf Lawal, who is currently at large.
Narrating their ordeal in an interview with this journalist, the father of the victim, Mr Frimpomg noted that they got to know Abdul Munaf Lawal when they have travelled to Kolkata in India to perform a kidney surgical replacement operation for Benjamin Frimpong.
According to the visibly disturbed Frimpong, this criminal Ghanaian Muslim young man also came Ghana to Kolkata in India to donate his kidney to replace with someone.
“However,since l have also sent my son, Benjamin Frimpong to the Kolkata in India for the replacement of his kidney, we have came together since this criminal young man is also a Ghanaian from Kumasi,” Mr Frimpong explained.
Following this development, he indicated that Abdul Munaf Lawal used to come to their place at Kolkata in India anytime he needs their supports.
He mentioned that anytime Abdul Munaf Lawal wanted to receive some money from someone in Ghana while at Kolkata in India, he requested from them that the people to send the mony through the Prudential Bank Ghana account number of his son and he sometimes came for the ATM Visa Card to widdraw the monies sent to him.
He indicated that when Abdul Munaf Lawal finishes his mission in India, this criminal man came to Ghana one week earlier before they had arrived from the Indian on Wednesday June 28, 2023.
“Realizing that we come to Ghana on Wednesday June 28, 2023, the devilish Abdul Munaf Lawal called his son, Benjamin to inform him that he would be coming from Kumasi to visit them at Santa Maria in the Ga Central Municipality in Accra.
He stressed that when the suspect came to them in Accra around 6:00 pm during , Abdul Munaf Lawal quickly informed them that he would be returning back to Kumasi the same date which is Friday June 30,2023.
According to the farther of Benjamin, when Abdul Munaf Lawal came to their house, they never knew that he came with bad intention to dupe the victim.
Mr Frimpong asserted that from his blind side, they never knew that Abdul Munaf Lawal has already made a telephone call to inform his son that he sent money through the Momo transaction onto the Prudential Bank Ghana Account of his son.
“As soon as he comes to us in Accra around 6:00 pm, this criminal boy has requested the ATM Visa card from my son that he is going to withdraw the money sent to him [ Abdul Munaf Lawal] at the ATM Booth at Ecobank Ghana Branch in Lapaz, Accra.
“We have not realized that this time round Abdul Munaf Lawal has a very bad intention to steal us because as we have realized that this what he does when we met him at Kolkata in India, so we thought that Abdul Munaf Lawal was going to do same to withdraw his money due him and released the card back. So my son has given the card to Abdul Munaf Lawal to go and withdraw his money sent to him,” Mr Frimpong detailed.
He mentioned that when Abdul Munaf Lawal succeeded in collecting the card, they have arranged for his wife, Madam Rose Akaman to accompany him to Lapaz in Accra to withdraw his money from the card and that after the withdrawal of his money, he gives the card back to his wife, Madam Rose to be brought home.
“So when the suspect and Madam Rose Akaman were on their way boarded with the chartered tax cab to the Ecobank branch at Lapaz, there was a heavily traffic jam and quickly the suspect was said to have told Madam Rose Akaman as quoted that; “Aunt since there is a traffic jam, l have decided that l should alight from the vehicle so that l can quickly walk to the premises of the bank ATM booth to withdraw the money while she sat in the taxi cab and brought it to the bank.
“So when the suspect alighted from the taxi cab and took the lead to the bank ATM Booth to withdraw his money from the card, and that when the driver of the taxi gone to the premises of the bank and packed, my wife was said to have walked straight to the ATM booth at the bank as the suspect claims that he going to withdraw the money, so suddenly she couldn’t found the young man there.
“This clarifies that this criminal boy virtually makes fast and dodged my wife and took the card away. And we have realized that the suspect has managed to withdraw GH¢ 57, 000.00 from the ATM Visa Card which out money on the card when we have gone to check my son bank which Prodential Bank Ghana,” Mr Frimpong to this journalists.
Following this incident, he noted that he has officially reported the criminal act of Abdul Munaf Lawal to the Sowutuom District Police Command in Ga Central Municipality in Accra.
He indicated that since Abdul Munaf Lawal informed them that he came from Amakrom in Kumasi, he also officially reported his criminal case to the Asokwa District Police Command in the Ashanti Region through his nephew which is a senior police officer stationed in Kumasi.