• Police swoop conducted in Koforidua and its environs

• Foreign nationals to be repatriated

• Owners of houses used by Qnet to be punished

The Counter-Terrorism Unit of the Ghana Police Service has arrested over 400 persons including pregnant women and foreign nationals within Koforidua and its environs.

According to a report on TV3’s News 360 monitored by GhanaWeb, the operation by the police was targeted at ridding the area of a ponzi scheme operated by Qnet.

According to the report, the company in perpetuating the scheme, recruited hundreds of youths including some from neighbouring Togo, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast.

The victims of this scheme are lured with the promise of doubled profits of an investment amount beginning from GHC4,000, and are also coached to recruit others who are then made to extort money from their relatives under the same pretext.

The report said the police intends to hand over victims who are foreign nationals to their various embassies while Ghanaian victims will be reunited with their families.

The police however intend to scrutinize managers of the company and sanction them if found culpable in the dictates of the law.

Under the pretext of giving their victims accommodation for the period of their recruitment, the managers of Qnet are said to have charged the victims extra GHC400 as hostel fees.

The recruits are then camped in rented houses scattered across Koforidua and its environs.

The police, however, said it will sanction landlords who…

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