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Kingsley Ofosu ‘Deadly Voyage’ sole survivor arrested over alleged €120k fraud

Kinsley Ofosu, the sole survivor of the famous Deadly Voyage stowaway story in 1992, has been arrested for his involvement in an alleged €120,000 scam.

The story was monitored by in a program hosted by Nhyiraba Paa Kwesi Simpson on Connect FM in Takoradi.

The suspect, who made international headlines in 1992 for his miraculous survival after a secret journey, was arrested after unrelenting efforts by Ghana Police from his hideout in Prampram, Greater Accra Region nearly two and a half decades.

Ofosu was arrested on Saturday, October 14, and subsequently charged at Takoradi Circuit Court B. Prosecuting Inspector Robert Yawson told the court presided over by Mrs. Henrietta Charway that the suspect had been on the Police wanted list since 1998.

He asked the court to remand the suspect to allow the police to complete the investigation. The defendant was therefore detained by the police to reappear on Monday, October 30, 2023.

According to the prosecution, the suspect has moved from his residence in Tanokrom, a suburb of Takoradi, to an unknown location, making it difficult for the police to trace him.

In a telephone interview with Charles Ohemeng in Germany on Connect FM, the complainant recalled that he met the defendant in Germany in 1997 after he made international headlines following his miraculous escape from the MC Ruby Cargo Ship.

“He was famous and everyone was talking about him. They had given him legal documents and so he was moving from Europe to Ghana anytime he wanted. I met him in Germany in 1997 and decided to ship some vehicles and printing machines through him to Ghana. He agreed and we started buying the vehicles.

“I bought Mercedes Benz, tanker, Nissan, double axle vehicle, Opel, printing machines, and many others amounting to about 240,000 Deutschmark (an equivalent of 120,000 Euros) at the time.

“I shipped them to him in Ghana and that was the end of everything. I did not hear from him again until his arrest today,” Mr. Ohemeng said.

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