Amasaman Constituency Youth Organizer, others arrested over alleged fraud of market women
The Amasaman Police command has arrested the Constituency Youth organizer for the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Philip Asante, Abraham Delove Yartey (leader), Seth Adu-Adjei – former secretary Samuel Adjetey and some others for allegedly defrauding market some market women to the tune of GHc 800, 000.
The market women at Amasaman in the Ga West district are pleading with the government to help them retrieve their money from a market committee chairman who promised to build a market for them.
The spokesperson person of the market women, Emmanuel yaw Azu is alleging that the market women numbering over 2,000 reported the alleged case to the Amasaman Divisional Police Command where they accused the Market Committee Chairman, Mr Delove Yartey, of collecting between GHc 2,000-GHc 4,000 and promised to build and accommodate them along the Amasaman Highway.
The plan according to him was to prevent them from being constantly hit, run over and killed by vehicles.
Reacting to the story, the MCE, Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson, who has constantly being accused of spearheading this agenda confirmed the incident and assured the market women the issue would be dealt with in accordance with the law.
He also added that the land is for the Ministry of Food and Agriculture hence no one has the right to allocate any portion of the land to others.
He said the persons arrested have been asked to refund the money they collected from the trader5s.
He further disclosed the women have appealed to him to have the case processed in court
He added that those who collected money from the Market women don’t refund it to them, the law will deal with them.
Clement Nii Lamptey Wilkinson advised Ghanaians not to fall for any form of fraud being perpetuated by selfish individuals who are only interested taking their money.
He said he had in the past stood against this but was falsely accused but is happy now the truth has been exposed.