Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Illegal Lottery Operations Shut Down in Ghana

Police in Ghana have arrested 101 illegal lotto operators.  The arrests were the result of a swoop carried out in collaboration with the National Lottery Authority (ALA).

The arrests were made on Friday, April 4 and Saturday April 5. The unlicensed operators face charges of lottery fraud and contravening the National Lotto Act, Act 722 of 2006.

Speaking on Sunday, Lieutenant Colonel Yaw Dzotefe-Mensah, General Manager in charge of Security at the National Lottery Authority, pointed out the ALA is the only organization authorized to operate a lottery in Ghana.

The NLA plans to continue monitoring for illegal lotto activity and anyone found running unsanctioned operations could face a fine, a custodial sentence, or both.