Police at Abuakwa,  near Kumasi, have arrested two people for duping over 200 people to the tone of one million Ghana cedis under the pretext of getting them enlisted into the police and military.

A third suspect, who is on the run is being pursued by police.

Sampson Appiah-Dankwah, a head-teacher, and his accomplice, Abenaa Alex, reportedly collected between Gh¢2,500 and Gh¢5,000 from each of their victims.
Nhyira News sources say 40-year old wood seller Abenaa Alex, who poses as army Captain Halimah Nuhu, is leader of the scam gang.

Appiah-Dankwah is a head-teacher at Kwamebikrom in Sefwi Debiso District of the Western Region, having served as Assistant Headmaster at Dabaa Junior High School, near Akropong in the Ashanti Region.

Nhyira News sources say a police corporal, stationed at Wa, who is part of the fraudsters has already been interdicted for his role in the nefarious activities.

The gang operates between Ashanti and the three northern regions.
Luck, however, eluded them when police picked up Appiah-Dankwah from his hide-out on Wednesday at Sefwi Debiso.

Abenaa confessed to the crime after she was traced and arrested to Sunyani in the Bono Ahafo Region.

The victims are from Ashanti, Brong Ahafo, Upper West and East Regions.
After waiting for about two years with no word on the whereabouts of the member of syndicate made a report to the Abuakwa police.

Meanwhile, Nkawie Circuit Court, presided over by High Court Judge, Justice Michael Abbey, on Friday remanded the two into prison custody.
They will re-appear on September 13, 2016.