GIS picks 76 suspects involved in QNET fraud
The Volta Regional Command of the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) in collaboration with other sister security agencies have arrested 79 youths including a large number of foreigners for investing and trading in the illegal online marketing QNET business in and around the regional capital of Ho.
The suspects include 72 Togolese, 4 Nigerians (Niger Citizens) and three Ghanaians.
These youths including more than 20 ladies were picked up from their various hideouts in a swoop conducted by officials of the Ghana Immigration Service with support from the Police and other sister security agencies.
According to the GIS, the Togolese and Nigerians entered the country through some of the illegal routes in the Volta Region with the connivance of commercial motor riders popularly known as ‘okada’ operators.
The arrested persons aged between 21 and 39 years are not only involved in luring other suspecting colleagues into the QNET business but also committed more than 4000 Ghana Cedis each into the online marketing business with higher expectations of reaping profits on their investment.
Addressing the culprits before their deportation back to Togo and Niger, the Volta Regional Commander of the Ghana Immigration Service, Peter Claver Nantuo warned to the youths.
He added that QNET business is illegal.
Expressing his appreciation, Mr. Nantuo thanked the other sister security agencies in the region for the effective collaboration which has yielded this positive results.
He advised them to use their youthful energies on other better jobs in this Covid-19 era, adding that even though they look innocent, the crime they are committing makes them criminals.