Young Ghanaian Millionaire and Instagram celebrity, Ibrah One was arrested and detained on Wednesday by the Interpol working together with the Ghana Police.
The filthy rich young man’s purported arrest has been attributed to issues of fraud and money laundering which got him on the radar of both international and local security agencies. He is also alleged to have threatened to expose his accomplices. Multiple media reports have sought to suggest various other causes of his arrest. Ghanaxtra.com has gone a bit deeper to understand and demystify the issues. Below are what we’ve learnt so far……
1. Reasons For His Arrest: Ibrah Was Arrested For Fraud and Money Laundering
Ibrah was busted for his alleged involvement in fraud and money laundering. However, we also understand that he launders money on behalf of some big men in Ghana whom he has threatened to name if he is to go down alone. The flashy lifestyle of young men like him has continuously raised questions about their source of wealth and gotten international security agencies and cyber security experts to devote interest and trail their routes. The Interpol’s supposed involvement as has been reported may possibly be to determine whether his activities is connected to the case of the eight africans charged on Valentine’s Day in the US State of Ohio for indulging in an online romance and money laundering scam. The eight people, Kwame Ansah, Kwasi A. Oppong, Samuel Antwi, Kwabena M. Bonsu, Nkosiyoxoxo Msuthu, John Y. Amoah, King Faisal Hamidu and Cynthia Appiagyei were indicted by a grand jury for conspiring to launder and for laundering the proceeds of online romance scams, and then defrauding their victims of millions of dollars.
2. Place of Arrest, How He Was picked Up and Where He Was Sent
Ibrah One was initially reported to have been picked up at the airport as he attempted bolting away to South Africa. But according to an insider, a combined team of the Interpol and Ghana Police swooped into one of his plush East Legon mansions to round him up but was unfortunate to have met his absence. Following that, a girl in his residence was instructed to call him and after close to an hour, Ibrah appeared and was arrest by the security team on standby.
The young millionaire was kept in CID custody after his arrest for further investigations to be conducted into the allegations. There are images which show the flamboyant chap sobbing in police custody.
3. Who and What Gave Him Away?
Greed will always destroy relationship between friends when it creeps into one or both of them…and that’s exactly what has caused Ibrah’s downfall.
We’ve gathered that, one of his colleagues in the internet fraud business reported him to Interpol after Ibrah failed to give him his share of $400,000 after a successful $1.2 million transaction.
Unconfirmed reports are that, it is that same friend who goes by the Snapchat name Heloo_Stephen, who gave him up.
4. Ibrah 1 To Expose Big Shots Involved
Before he was whisked away into police cells, the alleged fraudster spent some time snapchatting and telling his fans he won’t go down alone and that he’ll expose all his accomplices whom he claims are key figures in Ghanaian politics including law makers.
Though he didn’t release any names, he scripted a short message which had a certain Kennedy Agyapong in it. However, we cannot confirm which of the two rich Ken Agyapong’s he meant.
5. Ibrah 1 may be Extradited to the USA for Trial
The Interpol is involved in this case because it commenced in the United States of America and therefore likely has an international dimension. If it’s so then Ibrah 1 may have to be sent to the US on extradition for trial continue.
What may even aggravate matters and fuel his extradition to the US is the fact that he bragged about Ghana’s investigative agencies being weak when he claimed in one of his social media posts that none of the 7 police stations which invited him could successfully nail him down.