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    My son’s stupidity got him arrested – Inusah Fuseini

    A former member of parliament for Tamale Central, Inusah Fuseini, has spoken out against the conviction of his son, Abdul Inusah, for fraud by a US court.

    The former MP admitted that, as a parent who had raised his son well, he found it difficult to discuss the subject in an interview with Umaru Sanda for Citi TV’s Face to Face show on July 18.

    He claims that given the situation, he thinks Abdul was being foolish when he tried to start a business while attending school in the US.

    “Well, it is a difficult thing, it is difficult. I mean you train your child, bring up your child to be a useful and responsible person. You sit down with him at night and in the day to talk about what decent life is, you try to infuse in him what hard work can do but we are of different generations.

    “It is difficult to talk about him because deep inside me, deep inside me I think he was just caught by stupidity and nothing or some level of invincibility. As a student he had his document so he decided to register a company. I never sanctioned that, I believe that if you are sent to school to learn you must concentrate on your studies and I told him that. Now that obviously as a young man he thought he could make quick bucks so he registered a company and he was actually buying cars for people. I know many people in Ghana that he bought cars for. In this particular case, he bought a car for some guys from Nigeria who were fellow students, colleague students and it turned out that the money used to buy the car was obtained fraudulently and that was his offense,” he said.

    Abdul Inusah, 32, was found guilty and given a two-year prison sentence for his part in a conspiracy based in Huntington that used bogus internet personas to swindle people across several states.

    On Saturday, July 8, 2023, YouTuber Hello Frank broke the news that Inusah had also been sentenced to pay $128,000 in restitution.

    According to information taken from a statement by the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of West Virginia, the trial took three days to complete before a federal jury rendered a verdict.

    The statement from the United State’s Attorney, dated Thursday, March 23, 2023, added that Abdul Inusah was found guilty for being part of a “conspiracy that targeted victims using false personas via email, text messaging, online dating websites and social media platforms.

    But according to his father, he can still vouch for his son’s innocence.

    “I support my son 110%, I know him. I know Abdul Hamid, I know he can be boisterous but I don’t know him to be somebody who will be interested in other people’s things,” he stated.

    The former minister of environment science and technology who is also a private legal practitioner revealed that his son has since commenced an appeal of his sentence.

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