About 30 stranded Sierra Leoneans who were lured into Ghana and defrauded by some workers of a network business firm, Qnet, with the pretext to recruit them into a mining company have pleaded for the government of Ghana intervention.
The West Africa nationals arrived in Ghana on February this year after the network firm collected $750 from each of them with the pretext to recruit them into an un-existing mining firm, GMC.
They were promised juicy salaries of $500 per month but after arriving in the country, it turned out to be a scam.
They realised it was a scam after they arrived at Atwima Nwabiagya South District of the Ashanti region town called Abuakwa Manhyia.
Though some workers of the company were arrested by the Abuakwa police command after the foreign nationals reported the case, the Sierra Leoneans say the suspects have been freed without forcing them to repay back their money so as to return to their country.
Some of them who spoke to Class News’ Ashanti regional correspondent Elisha Adarkwah, said they hardly make ends meet since they have nothing on them.
A lady, Adama Josephine Sesay, explaining how she got into the country said: “I was back in Sierra Leone and one of my neighbours called me and said he has a job in Ghana for me and he told my dad. So, my dad asked how much he was supposed to pay and he said $1000. Then my daddy gave me the money and transport and I came to Ghana. After two days, I asked the agent where the job he promised was because I will report him to the police but he told me to keep quiet and that when I go to the police they will lock me up because I have nobody here that will fight for me.”
Osman Turay, a surveyor, said he sold his house, sheep and goats to pay for the deal with the aim of coming to Ghana to work and better his life only to turn out to be a scam.
He called on the government of Ghana to intervene and help them get their money back and return to their country after the borders are reopened.
“I need the government to help us so that we can get our money back and go back to our country because now I don’t have anything to go back to my country. Even if I go back, the condition is not good because I sold my house, where am I going to stay now?” he lamented.