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Monday, July 19, 2010

Man busted for offering $9,000 bribe to Anas

Nana Kwadwo Ofosu Aryeh tried to bribe Anas Aremeyaw Anas with $9,000
Nana Kwadwo Ofosu Aryeh tried to bribe Anas Aremeyaw Anas with $9,000
The offices of Tiger Force Consult Ghana Limited, were virtually turned into a drama studio when one Nana Kwadwo Ofosu Aryeh who attempted to defraud his friend of $90,000.00, by stealing his excavator, attempted to bribe Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the ace investigative journalist of The New Crusading GUIDE together with Percy Boamah, the Chief Executive Officer of Tiger Force Consult with an amount of $ 9,000.00.

Not oblivious of the track record of Anas in unravelling various corrupt practices both in officialdom and in society, Nana Ofosu-Aryeh braved the storm, with the $9,000.00 bribe money neatly arranged in an A4 brown envelope and presented it to Anas and his colleagues ostensibly for them "to kill the story" and to also help seal the mouths of the Police on his nefarious activities. Anas and his colleagues from Tiger Force Consult were stunned around his neck stated "I prefer to give the money to you the reporters and the Police instead of giving it to that small boy (his accuser)", he fumed as he doled out the cash.

He was accompanied by Francis Acheampong who served as his broker in the deal. Unknown to them, Anas and his colleagues had alerted the Regional Police Command of the intentions of Nana Ofosu Aryeh so just as he handed over the bribe money in the presence of his accuser's lawyer, Michael Opare-Danso of Opare-Danso, Achiampong & Co. chambers, the Police stormed the office and rounded up Nana and his broker Acheampong. The taking and giving of the bribe was captured on Anas' hidden cameras.

According to our investigations, one Henry Mensah who domiciled in the United States in April this year, entered into an agreement with Nana Ofosu Aryeh to deliver Caterpillar Excavator 325BL to the latter. According to the Purchase Agreement, "Buyer agrees to make a non-Refundable Total Cash Transfer Payment of Ninety Thousand Dollars ($90,000.00) to the Seller prior to delivery of the Equipment from Tema Port. Buyer must make Payment via a Bank transfer into Seller Business Account in USA."

When the tractor was however delivered. Nana Ofosu-Aryeh took delivery of it without paying the $90,000.00 in full. Nana, instead, wired $ 40,000.00 to Henry Mensah in the US. Henry Mensah, according to our investigations, impressed on Nana to pay the outstanding $50,000.00, but he (Nana Ofosu-Aryeh), said the excavator was faulty so Henry should instead bring another excavator to make up with the first one. After persistent deliberations had yielded no results, Henry Mensah sent down the $ 40,000.00 to be given back to Nana Ofosu-Aryeh as refund but he refused to take the money and virtually went into hiding with the excavator.

Our reporter together with his colleague at Tiger Force Consult investigating the matter reported the case to the Greater Accra regional Police who gave a signal to the Buffalo Unit in Ashanti region to help apprehend the suspect. With the able assistance of a combined team of the Greater Accra regional Police and the Buffalo Unit in the Ashanti region under the command of Inspector Mensah, the team stormed Enyaaso where the excavator was retrieved from an illegal mining site. Enyaaso is a remote area near Konongo in the Ashanti region. With the assistance of the Police, the Caterpillar Excavator 325BL was driven to Accra. Nana and his cronies made several attempts to prevent the excavator from being brought to Accra but all fell on deaf ears as he did not have documents to substantiate his claims of ownership. The $9,000 bribe money is in the safe custody of the Police. Meanwhile, the two suspects were on Saturday granted bail.

Source: The New Crusading Guide

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