A kifeesi gang in the outskirts of the Ghana capital, have been running a fake U.S embassy for over 10 years issuing counterfeit visas and passports.
The building, pink in color had even billboards and flyers advertising the official services offered for those in need in of VISAS and other identification papers.
The smart thieves working there were not Americans, but spoke English and Dutch and issued official-looking visas and identification papers. They charged their customers $6,000.
Once inside the old looking kifeesi spot, a photo of U.S president Barack Obama was hanging on the wall to make the travelers feel comfortable, welcome and also believe they were at the real U.S embassy in Accra.
The real U.S. Embassy in Accra is white, not pink, and it sits on a large piece of land inside security fences in one of the city’s wealthiest neighborhoods.
Real U.S embassy in Accra
The battered building with the flag and Obama picture was a fake — ran by Ghanaian and Turkish organized crime rings and a Ghanaian attorney practicing immigration and criminal law, the U.S. State Department said in a statement.
Allan Bangirana is a freelance writer for Newslibre & CEO of Innovware startup project. He is passionate about tech, games and entertainment. He also enjoys writing about anime and many other topics.