The National Lottery Authority (NLA) in collaboration with the Volta Regional Police Command have successfully arrested four lotto fraudsters in the Volta Region. The four lotto fraudsters are Godwin Agbenyefia alias Demon aged 19, Reuben Abusah alias Last Burial aged 20, Kelvin Kwame Abouzi alias Kartel aged 20 and Kingsley Adelekey aged 21. The accused persons were operating from Akatsi and Ho in the Volta Region.
The Circuit Court in Ho presided over by His Honor, Felix Datsomor has remanded the suspects in police custody to re-appear on 23/9/2020.
The lotto fraudsters have created several Facebook accounts, Whatsapp platforms and other social media platforms using the logo and pictures of the Staff of the National Lottery Authority(NLA) and sometimes pictures of other people to defraud the unsuspecting public.
It is very sad that these lotto fraudsters are able to convince people who want to be rich overnight to make mobile money transfers to them in exchange for fake winning lotto numbers.
The lotto fraudsters receive various sums of money from their victims in order to stake lotto numbers for them. After the Draw of the lotto numbers by the National Lottery Authority(NLA), the Lotto Fraudsters send photographs of FAKE Winning Coupons(Prize) to their victims suggesting that they have won lotto.
The lotto fraudsters then demand 20-40% of the amount of money they claim the victims had won before NLA would pay their winning tickets. Subsequently, after the victims pay the lotto fraudsters with the percentage of the fake winning prize, the fraudsters then quickly block the phone calls of their victims and vanish.