A bench warrant has been issued for the arrested of two car dealers who sold a Rolls-Royce Cullin to WizKid.
The bench warrant was issued by an Accra Circuit Court for the failure on the part of the dealers – Alvin Gyamfi Adu, 33 and a trader, and Kyei Boafo – to appear before it yesterday.
The duo have been charged with conspiracy to commit a crime, to wit, stealing, and stealing.
The court, presided over by Mr. Samuel Bright Acquah, issued the bench warrant after it was told that the accused persons were warned to appear before it, but failed to honour the invitation.
The court has adjourned the case to May 5, 2023.
Briefing the court, the prosecution, led by Superintendent Augustine Yirenkyi, said the complainant was a certain Nii Laryea, a Youth Chief of Teshie.
According to him, on or before January 2023, the complainant wanted to sell his Rolls-Royce Cullin vehicle to take care of his personal issues.
The prosecutor indicated that the complainant got into contact with the accused persons, who claim they could sell the said vehicle for him within a matter of two weeks.
He said the complainant told the accused persons that the price of the vehicle was US$340,000, equivalent to GH¢4,080,000.
The court was told that the accused persons gave the complainant an assurance that they had a friend who was a musician, by name Wizkid, who had expressed an interest to purchase the Rolls-Royce Cullin.
After convincing the complainant, the vehicle was handed to the accused persons at a price of US$340,000.
According to the prosecution, the accused persons sold the vehicle to the said Wizkid and were paid the full amount of US$340,000.
Unfortunately, instead of the accused persons paying the money to the complainant, they failed.
It was said that Alvin Gyamfi Adu (first accused) and Kyei Boafo (2nd accused), now at large, only gave US$290,00 to the complainant, after which they started playing hide and seek with him.
He stated that the complainant became alarmed and after several failed promises by the accused persons to pay him, he reported the matter to the police on March 28, 2023.
The police arrested Alvin Gyamfi Adu on March 31, 2023, and was said to have admitted to the offence in his cautioned statement to the police.
Supt Yirenkyi further told the court that Alvin also admitted selling the said vehicle to Wizkid and were duly paid.
He further stated that they were left with US$40,000 to be given to the complainant, but they gave that money to a certain Dr. Sledge, who is their friend and that he had travelled outside the country.
The prosecutor informed the court that Alvin claimed that the said Dr. Sledge would return to Ghana on May 5, and that they would collect the money from him and return to the complainant.
It was also narrated to the court that Alvin issued a Stanbic Bank cheque, with a face value GH¢326,700.00, to the police in order to settle the complainant, but it was dishonoured.
Meanwhile, the accused persons kept giving the complainant false hopes that they would pay him, which they never did.
However, police investigations have revealed that the accused persons, after selling the vehicle, used the US$50,000 to resolve their personal issues instead.