Fake Diamond Dealer Arrested
Aiah Moseray, a proprietor of alleged fake company called Destiny Investment Company on Kainkordu Road in Koidu city, is reported to have been apprehended and detained at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) headquarters in Freetown for alleged fraud.
The victim of the fraud, Madam Elsie Wusie, when explaining her ordeal to this medium, expressed doubts over the handling of the matter at CID headquarter.
Explaining in tears, the victim alleged that she was surprised when she was urged to sign for the release of Aiah Moseray without the suspect presenting any collateral or guarantee.
She insisted that she would not sign for the release of the suspect until he presents collateral or guarantee that would be commensurate to what he defrauded from her.
According to Madam Elsie Wusie, she is dealing in gold and diamond together with her fiancé, Chief Methuselah Z. O. Brandy IV, who is Sierra Leone Consulate of Pennsylvania in the USA, under the business name Mozel.
She said the motive of establishing the business with her fiancé is to create job opportunity for Sierra Leoneans.
Madam Wusie alleged that the suspect Aiah Moseray was introduced to her by one Mr. Abdul Aziz Kargbo, another suspect in the matter, who introduced Aiah as a CEO of a mining company as well as a Gemologist that deals in diamond and Gold. She named one Abdel Osman Conteh as another conspirator that connived with the other suspects to defraud them.
“They did not only come to me with some pieces of fake diamonds and gold, but they also requested for an exporter’s fee of US$33,000.00 (Thirty-three thousand United States Dollars) for 510 carats of diamond and 2 kilos of gold and we started believing these guys,” she explained.
Madam Elsie Wusie said when they requested Aiah Moseray to crosscheck the exporter’s fee with the Government Gold and Diamond Office (GGDO) and the authenticity of the gems and gold they (suspects) brought to them, he succeeded in convincing them that he had worked all the modalities with GGDO and that what they (suspects) from the couple was the exporter’s fee for the exportation of the gems and gold which she said they later discovered to be fake.
Madam Elsie Wusie alleged that the first amount of money they sent to Aiah Moseray was US$10, 000.00 through the Western Union Money Transfer, adding that after two weeks, Mr. Moseray requested for another US$20, 000.00 which they sent to him.
She alleged that Mr. Moseray requested for another US$3, 000.00 which they also sent to him, noting that the total amount they sent to him for the exporter’s fee was US$33, 000.00.
Madam Wusie further alleged that after they had sent the money, Mr. Moseray told her that one Mohamed would deliver a parcel of gems and gold to the Consulate in Pennsylvania, but said when she contacted Mohamed he claimed that he did not convey the parcel to the Consulate because he had to pass through Guinea.
The woman said when they informed Mr. Moseray about the ugly development, he told them to send someone to collect the parcel of forged gems and gold.
Madam Wusie said they sent one Leon Blue Jr. to Freetown as representative of the Sierra Leone Consulate in Philadelphia, who she said spent five days in the country and also fell prey to Mr. Moseray who allegedly duped the representative US$5, 000.00.
Leon Blue Jr. returned to the US with no parcel of diamonds and gold and according to the message he sent: “I Leon Blue was sent to Sierra Leone by Chief Methuselah Z.O. Bradley IV of Sierra Leone Consulate to escort back 510 carats of rough diamonds. I gave US$3000 for safe keeping bank fees and US$2000 in taxes for 2 kilo of gold through Mr. Moseray on the 20th July 2015. Enclosed is a copy of the taxes for gold receipt. The broker office has a copy of the taxes for gold receipt. I received nothing but I would like a refund of this portion of deposit that Aiah Moseray received for non services.”
Madam Wusie said the two conspirators Abdel Osman Conteh and Abdul Aziz Kargbo, who were working in collaboration with Aiah Moseray, later approached her and urged her to take legal action against Mr. Moseray for defrauding the money he received from her.
She disclosed that prior to reporting the matter at the CID headquarters, she had met with the Second-in-Command Gabriel Turay who eventually apprehended Mr. Moseray last year August and was detained for four weeks.
Madam Wusie said she was however amazed to see the suspect out of police custody before he was recently re-arrested and detained. She alleged that they later discovered that Aiah Moseray secured his release from detention after palm-greasing some unscrupulous CID detectives.
Madam Wusie said when Aiah Moseray was first release from detention, he visited her residence in Freetown and promised to refund the US$33, 000.00 plus US$5, 000.00 but said he made no effort to keep to his promise until he was re-arrested over a week ago together with Mr. Abdul Aziz Kargbo by the Lumley Police Division and are currently helping the police with the investigation.
By Abdulai M. Kamara
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