Source: Daily Guide
Richard Frimpong Dardo, the man granted bail after assaulting former Deputy Communications Minister, Victoria Hamah, has been arrested once again by the Dansoman police in Accra over a $260,000 fraud case, DAILY GUIDE has gathered.
An attempt to detain the suspect did not go down well with Ms Hamah, who stormed the station to protest in defence of her lover.
Frimpong-Dardo was, however, detained for close to three hours until his lawyer arrived and stood in as surety for him before he was released. He has been asked to report to the station at 11:00 am Tuesday morning.
Monday’s arrest was the second one Frimpong-Dardo had encountered in a space of two weeks. Richard was the same person Vicky reported to the police for allegedly assaulting her and purported stealing of money.
This time around, Richard was arrested after a supposed business partner Kwame Amponsah, a gold miner, reported a fraud case against him.
According to the complainant, while on a business trip with Richard in the U.S, last April, the suspect vanished and left for Ghana after $260,000 was paid into Richard’s foreign account.
The money was for selling 6kg of gold to the foreign buyers in California. It was paid into Richard’s account because he had a foreign account.
All attempts by Kwame Amponsah to get the money from Frimpong-Dardo have since proved futile.
Richard has since been on the wanted list of the Ghana Police Service.
Information reaching DAILY GUIDE indicated that Richard Frimpong-Dardo’s arrest was on instructions from the Police Headquarters; and the case would be forwarded from the Dansoman Police Command to the Headquarters of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID).
When the paper contacted Chief Superintendent Antwi Tabi, the Dansoman Divisional Police Commander, he said it was the CID that gave his outfit the signal to apprehend Frimpong-Dardo who is said to be the son of a former banker.