PHOTO: The Fake Flagstaff House official

A 40-year-old man who has allegedly been parading himself as an official of the Flagstaff House and using that claim to defraud some people has been arrested at Mamprobi in Accra.

The suspect, identified as Nii Afade, is said to have defrauded people on the pretext of helping them buy auctioned vehicles at the Flagstaff House, the seat of government, or secure accommodation in some parts of Accra.
Briefing the media in Accra on Thursday, the Public Relations Officer of the Accra Regional Police Command, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Mrs Effia Tenge, said two of Afade’s victims claimed he had defrauded them to the tune of GH¢12,600.

To create the impression that he was an official of the Flagstaff House, Afade is said to have been driving his victims to the precincts of the Presidency.


According to the police, one of the victims claimed he had been looking for accommodation and was contacted by Afade, who posed as an estate agent who could help the victim secure a place.

Afade is said to have led the victim to Dansoman to meet a woman, identified as Salomey Morley, who posed as the landlady of a house and collected GH¢7,200 as two years’ rent.

The victim also paid an agent fee of GH¢400 to Afade, but after two days when he returned with his wife for the key to the room, they found out that they had been swindled.

The case was reported to the Dansoman Police, leading to Afade’s arrest.


Mrs Tenge said while Afade was in police custody, another victim identified him as the man who had collected GH¢5,000 from him in a bid to help him buy three vehicles which were being auctioned at the Flagstaff House.