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70-year-old pensioner in court for fraud

A 70-year-old pensioner who defrauded a business woman in Kumasi has been granted a GHc 2,000.00 bail with two sureties by the Nkawie Circuit Court.

The plea of Kwadwo Osei Adu, was not taken and he would make another appearance before the Court presided over by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey, on June 27, this year.

Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Mr Sylvanus Dalmeida told the Court that the accused was a retired settlement planner while the complainant was a business woman in Kumasi.

He said in the year 2003, the accused posing as the chief of Odeneho Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi, sold a parcel of land to the complainant at the cost of GHc 4,000.00.

The Prosecution said the accused later stopped the complainant from developing the land claiming somebody was challenging its ownership.

ASP Dalmeida said somewhere last year, the complainant detected that another person was developing the land and informed the accused.

The accused could not give her any tangible explanation and so she made a report to the Nkawie police who arrested him and upon investigations, it was revealed that the land does not belong to him.

He was charged and brought before the Court.

Source: ghananewsagency.org

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