A self styled lawyer in Kumasi has been apprehended by the regional police command.
The suspect, Michael Asante who is also known as lawyer Asante, has been parading himself as a law lecturer at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), the police told journalists today [Thursday].
According to the police, the fake lawyer also promised to, among other things enlist some of his victims into the security services, get them admissions into tertiary institutions and other unspecified jobs.
He however failed to fulfill his promise to those he took money from until he was arrested 24th October, 2017.
The police further revealed that the suspect on other occasions presented himself to his unsuspecting clients as a travel consultant and a Senior State Attorney at the Attorney General’s office in Kumasi. During the month of April through to October 2017, the suspect introduced himself to two contractors as a special assistant to the CEO of the Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) with a promise that he could secure them contracts to build oil storage tanks for the Tema Oil Refinery (TOR). He then asked the two contractors to pay him an amount of GHS695,000 to facilitate the process for them.