A staff of the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources, Mr. Gabriel Sarpong, have been arrested on the instruction of Hon. George Mireku Duker for extorting monies from illegal miners and other mining related activities in the excess of GHc200,000.00 in the name of the Honourable Deputy Minister.
A tip off by an accomplice led to the arrest of Mr. Gabriel Sarpong on Tuesday, September 13, 2022.
Mr. Gabriel Sarpong agreed to all counts of fraudulent activities leveled against him.
The Deputy Minister has asked the security apparatus to handle the matter diligently to ensure that, the law deals with Mr. Sarpong severely.
Honorable Deputy Minister used the opportunity to indicate that, the prosecution of Mr. Sarpong will serve as a deterrent to others in the same trade of activities to desist.
Mr. Gabriel Sarpong is currently in the custody of the Ministries Police Station, Accra.