The wheels of justice turn slowly, but grind exceedingly fine! Time has apparently catch-up with young UK-based Ghanaian, who has mastered the draft of duping unsuspecting Ghanaian women on social media in an extraordinary faction.
The Ghanaian prema-donna, who has been described in some circles as an embodiment of insolence and profoundly immoral, usually parades himself as Captain Yankson, even though he has not seen the four corners of a military barracks in his entire miserable life.
The fraudster goes by the name ‘Derrick Evans’ when dealing with a more gullible client, our checks revealed.
What is more, ‘Derrick Evans’ uses his ‘charity’ Derrick Cares Foundation as a piggy bank to extort monies from unsuspecting organisations. He takes seat of honour at events to receive all the plaudits, but usually leaves without giving anything.
Unmarried young career women are his cash cows as he tricks them with fake marriage proposals to dupe them of their hard earned money.
A young Ghanaian woman who has fallen victim to ‘Derrick’s nefarious activities who got in touch with this journalist told her terrifying story on how she has lost fortunes to him after promising to marry her years ago.
The young career woman (name withheld) narrating her ordeal revealed that she and Derrick Evans became
friends through social media after he sent her friend request on some time back.
She said their social media friendship continued for some time until Derrick introduced himself
as a Ghanaian soldier serving as a Captain in the UK Army, and subsequently proposed love to
The young Ghanaian woman who has now become a victim of ‘fake love scam’ said the two
kept on having phone and WhatsApp conversation until Derrick started making some financial
demands from her.
With Derrick Evans ‘sugarcoated’ words and ‘fake’ marriage promise, the victim, whose name
withheld sadly said she did realized she was being scammed until losing her substantial amount
of money to the UK-based Ghanaian online ‘fraudster’.
“I have realized everything about him is fake and he doesn’t serve anywhere in the UK Army as
a captain as he made me believed,” the victim said.
She also added that Derrick operates with the help of another young lady who he introduced to
her as his personal assistant.
Derrick and his so-called personal assistant
“Derrick calls me and I waste all my time and energy going to pick people here in Ghana he
claims to be his family members for shopping from my own pocket…”
“I have lost so much to this guy that I use my hard earned money to buy and sew tons of
expensive African wears and send them to him in the UK thinking he was a genuine person,” she
On that score, she further warned young Ghanaian ladies to be on the alert not to fall for strange people in
“I am not too much worried about the amount of money I have lost to this guy but I know he
will carry on same criminal act and dupe more young women like myself all in the name of
marriage if he is not exposed,” she said.
In a bid to legitimize his dubious deals, Derrick Evans, who also parade himself as nephew of
former Accra Mayor, Nii Agyiri Blankson has adopted a smart move of taking photos with
Ghanaian celebrities who visit the UK and sharing them on social media in order to lure more
unsuspecting young women.
Checks conducted by this journalist revealed that, Derrick Evans, the so called philanthropist is
running fake NGO with plagiarized name ‘Derrick Cars’ foundation and publishing fake news
about his charity projects in a bid to extort monies from unsuspecting donors.
Further investigations into the activities of the Ghanaian ‘con man’ also revealed that he has
been holding fund raising parties using the name of Ghana’s National Chief Imam, Sheikh Dr.
Osmanu Nuhu Sharubutu, and former Inspector General of Police to design posters of fund
raising dinners around the country for himself.
Meanwhile, our checks indicate that Derrick Evans has since pulled down his influential
Instagram page with username ‘Captain Yankson,’ after facing series of threats of being
exposed by his victims.