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Police looking for Ghanaian fraudster’s associate


Reported by Santosh Jagdev

Bhubaneswar, May 14:

The Commissionerate Police in Odisha, investigating into the case of fraud by a foreign national from Ghana, have come across evidence of the involvement of another Ghanaian who works as his partner.

While the main accused Anna Andrew Essin (33), has been forwarded to court on Tuesday, the inspector-in-charge (IIC) of the local Infocity police station Bijayani Singh said he had revealed the name of his associate during the interrogation.

Essin’s partner Alex Bruice Arron, also from Ghana,  is yet to be traced. All efforts to track him down with the help of Essin’s mobile phone failed, police said.

The Commissionerate Police is now planning  to send a special team to Mumbai to investigate the financial fraud committed by the duo. Both Arron and Essin  are believed to have been operating out of Mumbai since long.

“The team would go to Mumbai to find out the duo’s involvement in crime there and whether they are part of a bigger network ,” the IIC said, adding, the team would not be sent only after collecting enough information about the racket .

Police are likely to move the local court to take the Ghana national Essin on remand for a more detailed interrogation.

Interestingly, the police have found out that the last time Essin came to India he had another name- Kotey Edwund.

“One of the names has to be false and  that will be known only after a proper verification of Essin’s passport is done,” Ms Singh said, adding, that was not possible today since the passport office was closed on account of Buddha Purnima.