Tamale ‘Sakawa King’ Arrested In $10 Million Gold Scam [Photo]

One of the most popular cyber fraudster (Known in local parlance as Sakawa) in Tamale, the Northern Region Captial of Ghana, Maxwell Peter has finally been arrested in connection with a $10 Million Gold scam.

Sakawa King as Maxwell Peter is affectionately called lives an extravagant life in the Tamale Metropolis. He has a fleet of luxurious cars and lives in a million dollar mansion.

The Tamale Sakawa King was arrested through a joint operation at his home by a combined team of security personnel from the Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and Bureau of National Investigations (BNI) last weekend. He has been since been taken to the National Capital, Accra.

Maxwell Peter aka Sakawa King

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He was arrested following over a year of a joint investigation by Economic and Organised Crime Office (EOCO) and Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) of the United States of America.

According to the authorities that busted Maxwell Peter, he [Maxwell Peter] and his team created a bogus email usually containing either an attachment or a link to a malicious website which was linked to the said real estate company and infected the company’s entire computer network and harvested information including company files, credentials and gave the accused persons access to sensitive information which aided them to dupe the company.

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Out of the 11 Team members of the Sakawa King, 6 people have been arrested. They are Maxwell Peter, Babatunde Martins, Bernard Emurhowhoariogho Okorhi, Dana Brady, James Dean, Javier Luis and Ramos Alonso. The remain 5 who are on the run are Sumaila Hardy, Victor Daniel Fortune Okorhi, Dennis Noah, Olufoajimi Abegunde, Ayodeji Olumde Ojo.

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  1. Peter Maxwell doesn’t leaves in a million dollar house…. the whole northern region nobody leaves in a million dollars house…. How can a million dollar house be 3 bedroom apartment…. Ghana is not a good country to be or stay. The leaders are all liars and how can somebody from different country come along to arrest someone in his own country what a shame to our country… can BNI of Ghana arrest someone in America?? A very big question this means we are leaving in a jungle not a country…. mtweee.

  2. This is pure incompetence on our side as Ghanaians. There is no building as such in Tamale. Its an exaggeration. Am disappointed!

  3. Comment:that is too sheet how can some body leave his country. and came to another country to arrest some body
    ugly officers in Ghana zuuku


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