A Ghanaian man, Andrew Boateng Gyimah has been arrested in Toronto, Canada for allegedly selling packaged rice as IPhone after police received reports of his scam from two individuals.
He met up with one of his victims in an area of Islington Avenue after the victim had seen an advert he put online.
Then he gave the victim a box in which he said contained the iPhone 6 but when the victim opened the box, all he found was grains of rice.
Another person came forward earlier to report that he had fallen victim to the same trick by the suspect.
He is currently facing two counts of false pretence under $5,000, two counts of breaching a court order and two counts of fraud under $5,000.
You have probably heard of the “sharp” dealers at the Kwame Nkrumah Circle in Accra who would sell bars of soap and other items to unwitting phone buyers.
It is as well common in some part of Lagos, Nigeria where people fall victims of buying ‘fufu’ instead of the gadget they had paid for.
Apple’s IPhones are highly sought after by many millennials and could set you back by about 550 dollars which is about 2,200 Cedis.