EIGHT more people have reported to the Commercial Crime Unit of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at the Police headquarters that they allegedly were duped by Mr. Paul Kumi Kyeremeh, the Administrative Manger at the Procurement Unit of the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital with the pretext of building houses for them.
This brings to 18, the number of people who have fallen victim to the Mr. Kyeremeh’s operandi. The head of the Commercial Crime Unit, Superintendent Felix Koku Mawuse told the ’Times’ yesterday in an interview.
The Administrative Manager, who is remanded into Police custody by an Accra circuit court, was recently arrested by the Police for allegedly duping a number of people including some staff of the hospital of thousands of cedis with the pretext of building houses for them.
According to Superintendent Mawuse, Mr. Kyeremeh claimed he is also an estate developer with ‘Bon –Tair’, a construction company.
Mr. Mawuse said the victims in their written statement claimed they have paid monies ranging between GHC4, 000 andGHC24, 000 to Mr. Kyeremeh.
He noted that when Mr. Kyeremeh was interrogated, he admitted collecting monies from 50 people for the said purpose.
Mr. Kyeremeh was said t have told the Police investigators that he paid monies for two people for the acquisition of land around Sarpeiman near Amansaman in the Greater Accra Region for the project but unfortunately could not trace or locate those he paid the monies to.
He alleged that he paid the monies to the people in two trenches, the first one at a drinking bar and the second at the site.
He is also reported to have told the Police that receipts and other documents covering the lands were stolen from him by the land owners together with a taxi driver when he alighted from a taxi they were travelling in to buy food to eat.