Many fake/ false information are making round on the media and we need to be cautious before becoming victims.
Many People want to be rich and they don’t care how or where to pass to become rich and these are creating serious troubles for others in society.
Some media houses even allow these Malam and notorious criminals advertise on their channels, Some get hackers to hack WhatsApp accounts, Facebook etc to get more victims.
The Ghana Police Service has taken notice of this criminal activities and are intensifying their efforts to remove this canker.
All the make money Quick Schemes are not True, don’t fall for it. They take your money and even Kill you……
Below is the full Police statement,
Police statement on charlatanic advertisement and related criminal activities.
The police service has recorded a worrying increase number of advertisement aimed at luring people into dubious activities that are claimed to generate riches overnight
These charlatanic activities are assuming serious security implications for our society as a whole. The activities which often begin with misleading advertisement on some mainstream and social media platforms lure unsuspecting members of the public including children and deceive them into engaging in dubious acts, in the hope of getting rich overnight.
Police investigations have recently shown that the upsurge in such activities has contributed to serious crimes such as defrauding by false pretenses, kidnapping, and even murder. Some recent notorious cases, attributable to the phenomenon includes the Mankesim murder case, where the suspects under the pretext of sending the victims abroad, murdered them for ritual money and the Kasoa case where two teenage boys murdered their colleague also for ritual money.
It is important to remind the public that charlatanic advertisements are not just unethical but criminal and punishable under the laws of Ghana.
We therefore, urge operators of electronic communication networks, providers of electronic communication and broadcasting services to rise to their responsibilities and not to allow their platform to be used in the promotion or advertising of such activities.
In order to tackle this menace, the police service has intensified it’s enforcement efforts across the country alongside education of all relevant stakeholders on the position of the law on the matter.
We would like to urge the public to be wary of charlatanic advertisement in both mainstream and social media and work together with the police to ensure the safety and security of all persons as we work to maintain law and order on the country.
Signed by Grace Ansah -Akrofi Chief superintendent of police Director, public affairs.