A Ghanaian national has been arrested for allegedly conning KSh9 million from a senior manager at a popular mobile money lending agency.
The manager at Tala Agencies says that she met the Ghanaian, Victor Anane, on an online dating site. He introduced himself as a preacher who performs miracles, promising her that he will help her gain promotion at her work instantly.
“Further, he also promised to help in turning her fortunes around, if she fell in love with him. Wowed by the man’s overtures, the lady was swept off her feet and fell for him,” says the DCI.
The two dated for a while and as their love blossomed, Anane invited the lady to his residence in Transview estate in Athi River. At this point, the DCI says, she had already given her new boyfriend the KSh9 Million, in unclear circumstances. “Some of the money she is believed to have given him had been obtained from accounts belonging to Tala agencies.”
“But it is during her maiden visit to the self confessed preacher’s house, that she was shocked to find paraphernalia associated with witchcraft and magical rituals. What was meant to be a romantic date turned ugly, as the woman demanded to know how the man of the cloth she had fallen in love with, possessed paraphernalia associated with dark powers,” adds the DCI.
Ghanaian targets innocent women looking for love
It was at this moment that it donned on the lady that she was a victim of conmanship.
She reported the matter to the DCI. The sleuths raided the suspect’s house where the paraphernalia related to witchcraft was recovered.
Also recovered from his house was KSh76,000 in fake currency and other materials used in the printing of fake notes.
The investigators further established that the suspect who masquerades as a preacher, approaches innocent women looking for love.