Self-acclaimed Global Ambassador for the United Nations (UN), Kwame Fordjour, popularly known as 'Dr. UN' has been arrested.
He was arrested on the premises of Kumasi based Hello-FM by plain-clothed police personnel from Asokore-Mampong.
Last month, 'Dr UN' described as one of the greatest conmen in the annals of the country's entertainment history, trended for all the wrong reasons.
A 'diplomat' and 'global ambassador' by self-description, with a doctorate degree that has its veracity as questionable as his personality, Fordjour accomplished a scam on a magnitude almost never experienced in the country.
Under the pretense of partnering with the United Nations and the respected legacy of the late Dr Kofi Annan, he contrived to organize an awards ceremony (succeeded quite brilliantly) and presented trophies and citations to over 20 accomplished Ghanaian personalities who he described as having achieved extraordinary feats in their endeavors.
He thus surpassed his own feat as one of the biggest frauds in the country’s history.
According to a report filed by PeaceFM's correspondent and HelloFM's General Manager, Samson K. Nyamekye, 'Dr. UN' has been on the radar of the security agencies for quite some time now, after a fake award ceremony he organized at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.
He was arrested after it was reported that the award scheme held in 2018 was fake and subsequently tried by a Magistrate Court in Asokore-Mampong.
The court, presided over by Her Worship, Portia M.A. Salia, later granted him bail.
But after flouting his bail conditions, the court issued a warrant for his arrest.
In view of this when news went out that Kwame Fordjour was in the studios of Hello FM, the security agencies stormed the place and later whisked him away in an unmarked saloon car.
According to Samson Nyamkeye, 'Dr UN' has been remanded in police custody.
Watch how he was arrested below
FACTS OF THE MATTER
D/INSPECTOR ERIC DELA AGLAH I/C CASE
Peacefmonline.com is reliably informed that the complainants in this case, are people with different professions residing in Kumasi and its environs in the Ashanti Region, while suspect is a self-acclaimed coordinator of the GLOBAL PUBLIC SERVICES a Non-Governmental organization (NGO) in Ghana allegedly working with the United Nations.
During the month of July 2018, suspect went to the complainants with letters and memorandum to the effect that the complainants have won “United Nations Gold Star Honor of Excellence Leadership Awards” and as such invited them to an awards dinner night to be held at the Great Hall of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science And Technology, KNUST Kumasi.
Accused then demanded for the payment of GHC 1,000.00 to be paid per head being the “Cost a Red Carpet Dinner Reception” to be held in honor of the recipients and the followers. Convinced about this, the complainants paid different sums of monies to the suspect through the CAL BANK Accounts No: 140000130529, MTN Mobile Money 0543994124 both belonging to the suspect whilst some were paid to him in cash.
On the 3rd day of August, 2018, complainants gathered at the Great Hall of the KNUST and waited patiently for about three hours only to be informed by the Master of Ceremony (MC) that, the program would no longer take place. The complainants realizing that they have been defrauded by false pretenses, reported to the KNUST police and suspect was arrested.
In his caution statement, suspect denied the offence and stated that he was doing a genuine transaction. Investigation is ongoing hence we pray this honorable court to remand the suspect into police custody to enable the Police to complete their investigations.