Charles Oppong Kyekyeku: NDC BEKWAI CONSTITUENCY Fraud (Update 2023)
Charles Oppong Kyekyeku used to operate under a different name in the past. Last year, the Criminal Investigations Department of the Ghana Police Service started probing him for his involvement in the forgery of letterhead, brand logo, and official documents of Al Amani Spare Parts LLC.
Al Amani Spare Parts LLC is a UAE-based company that has done a few transactions in Ghana.
Police sources revealed that the Economic and Organized Crime Office (EOCO) is also investigating Charles Oppong Kyekyeku for some serious economic crimes.
Right now, Charles Oppong is promoting himself in the NDC Bekwai constituency. He wishes to start a political career but his criminal past can’t leave him.
Charles Oppong is a prominent politician in Ghana. He is a member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and serves as the representative for the Bekwai Constituency in the Ashanti Region. In the general elections held in 2020, Oppong was victorious and won a seat in parliament. He did so by unseating the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP), Joseph Osei-Owusu, who was affiliated with the New Patriotic Party (NPP). In the following paragraphs, we are going to have a more in-depth discussion about Charles Oppong and his political career.
Charles Oppong Kyekyeku was Convicted in the UK of fraud
A few years ago, he failed for 3 years for forging fake invoices totaling £245,000.
That case sent Charles Oppong Kyekeyeku to jail.
He was found guilty of presenting fake invoices whose total amount was £245,000 over 2 years. The figures in the forged invoices exceeded the original invoices significantly. However, Charles had presented them for payment as if the fake invoices were authentic.
The authorities have made him the prime suspect. Furthermore, the current investigation has attracted the attention of Interpol. Hence, it can easily blow up into an international matter.
Note that the Crown Court in the UK had sentenced Charles Oppong Kyekyeku to three years after convicting him of fraud.
The court had also barred him from becoming the director of any company for 8 years.
In that case, he was processing illegal funds through his UK Star Security Company in East London and East Ham. Also, he wired a significant amount of funds outside the UK.
The judge had described Charles as a thoroughly dishonest person.
Initially, Charles Oppong Kyekyeku had jumped bail and agencies believed he had fled to Ghana. But he later showed up to serve his term.
Launching a Campaign in NDC Bekwai Constituency:
Even though he has been convicted in the UK, Charles Oppong Kyekyeku is now launching a political campaign in NDC Bekwai.
The scammer hopes to gain more political power so he can avoid another prison sentence. It’s important for people to be aware of his shady past and activities.
Otherwise, they will end up supporting a fraudster who only cares about himself.
Career Path in Politics
Oppong’s decision to enter politics was not made on the spur of the moment. Before he made the decision to run for office, he had been active in the Bekwai Constituency for a number of years, participating in a variety of community development projects. Oppong ran on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) ticket in the general elections of 2020 for the Bekwai Constituency seat. He faced off against the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) Joseph Osei-Owusu of the New Patriotic Party (NPP).
Osei-Owusu had previously held the seat for three terms in a row, and the Bekwai Constituency is known for being a bastion of support for the New Patriotic Party (NPP). However, Oppong’s campaign centered on the necessity of change and development in the constituency. He was able to win over a large number of voters with his message of progress and inclusivity, and he was elected.
The results of the election were announced on December 7, 2020, and Oppong was declared the victor in the Bekwai Constituency seat. He received 31,601 votes, while Osei-Owusu received 28,339 votes. It was a huge surprise when he won, and many people took it as a sign that the political climate in the region is shifting.
Charles Oppong Kyekyeku of NDC Bekwai has a long criminal past. He has been able to get away with his shady activities because of his strong political connections. It seems he wants to increase his power by starting a career in politics himself. Beware!
- Serial scammer
- Convicted for fraud