Convict in another fraud case

November 24, 2021 By 0 Comments

Mary Abena Serwaah Afedzie @ Alaba, who has been jailed eight years in hard labour in August this year by an Accra Circuit Court for defrauding a Kumasi-based man, has appeared in another fraud case.

The convict’s name once again appeared in a case involving the Republic versus Moses Aboagye Marfo that was held by another Accra Circuit Court presided over by His Honour Emmanuel Essandoh.

In the case that was prosecuted by Inspector Eric Pobee yesterday, Alaba went to one Mawuli Aye’s (complainant) shop with another person by name China Burger to bargain over the price of 10 motorbikes for their master.

The prosecutor narrated to the court that Mawuli was informed by his shop attendant, Daniel Somaglo, to contact convict Alaba and accomplices.

He said on March 11, 2019, convict Alaba contacted Mr Mawuli on phone and informed him that Moses would contact him for the goods, and would make full payment.

The court was told that on March 12, 2019, Moses called the complainant to meet him at Awoshie with the motorbikes, but later, he, together with China Burger, Mr Mawuli and Daniel at Achimota were directed to Mile “7” to off load the goods for payment to be made.

“At the time [the] accused (Moses) met the complainant, he was having a black backpack, which he made the complainant aware that there was enough money in it to make payment, so he should not entertain any fears,” he said.

According to him, when they got to Mile “7”, two other men came around to assist them to offload the goods, and “at this juncture, [the] accused person told the complainant that he does not have enough cedi notes on him, but only United States Dollars in his black backpack, and for that matter, the complainant should accompany him to Tudu, Accra, for him to change them and pay him.”

Inspector Pobee indicated to the court that when they arrived at Tudu, Moses delayed them for almost two hours, with an excuse that he was waiting for one Alhaji, and in the process the accused attempted to escape.

He added that the complainant and Daniel quickly acted and arrested Moses and handed him over to the police, together with his black backpack.

The prosecuting officer stated that a search was conducted on him at the police station revealed the US$4,600 in the black backpack was counterfeit.

He added that unfortunately, when the “complainant and the witness quickly rushed [to] Mile “7” where the motorbikes were offloaded, they were nowhere to be found.”

The prosecutor added that in the course of investigation, Moses failed to lead the police to arrest his accomplices.

As a result, the accused has been slapped with defrauding by false pretence and possessing of forged currency notes. The court admitted him to bail in a tune of GH¢40,000, with three sureties, two to be public officers.