In a recent court decision in Accra, two people, Joseph Amaning and Baffour Nkyi, were given permission to leave jail temporarily after being accused of using fake papers to get money from insurance. Each of them had to pay GH₵50,000.00, and they needed two people to promise they would follow the rules. The judge, Mr. Isaac Addo, also told them they must go to the police station every Friday between 11:00 AM and 12:00 PM. The next time they have to go to court is on September 25, 2023.
Another person, Gideon Agyei Gyamfi, who was accused with them, was not in court that day. They all face serious charges, like making secret plans to break the law, making fake papers, and tricking others to get money. But they didn’t say if they were guilty or not because they are still checking everything. The police officer, Samuel Ahiabor, asked the court to keep them in jail while they check everything because they might change or hide the evidence. But the lawyers for Amaning and Nkyi said their clients have been helping the police, they won’t run away, and they have good friends who can promise they’ll follow the rules.
How They Got Caught
Here’s what happened: Alexander Boakye-Yiadom, who works at the GLICO Life Insurance Company, got some papers from Amaning and Gyamfi on January 19, 2023. They said they were the brothers of a man named Jacob Tetteh who had a car accident and died, and they wanted GH₵400,000.00 because of it. But when they looked closer at the papers, they saw something wasn’t right. So, they went to the Adabraka Police Station on May 22, 2023, and the police started looking into it. Amaning was the first person they arrested, and he told them that Gyamfi told him to go to the GLICO office. Amaning’s name was on the paper saying he would get money from the insurance.
Then, on May 30, 2023, Nkyi got arrested too. His name was on the papers showing he paid for the death certificate and burial permit for Jacob Tetteh. But he said he didn’t do anything wrong. Gyamfi got caught on June 28, 2023, in the Eastern region. He also said he didn’t do anything wrong when the police asked him about it. When they checked more, they found out Jacob Tetteh died at the Kibi Government Hospital on September 25, 2022, and he was buried near Tafo on October 5, 2022. The papers said there was an accident on December 25, 2022, but when they asked the police in Asesewa, they said they didn’t know anything about it. The police officer who signed the paper also said he didn’t know anything about it and that the accused people were not related to Jacob Tetteh. They found out that after Jacob Tetteh died, Nkyi and his friends bought an insurance policy in his name and got fake papers to try to get money from GLICO Insurance in Accra.