Papa Poku Sarpong, a businessman, who allegedly defrauded Mr Kwame Sefa Kayi, a broadcast journalist, of $ 45,600 under the pretext of purchasing two cross- country vehicles, has not been able to execute his bail.
Sarpong allegedly took the money in 2011, so he could import the vehicles from the United States for the Peace FM Morning Show host but failed to do so.
He pleaded not guilty to the charge of defrauding by false pretences.
The Circuit Court, presided over by Mrs Jennifer Myles Ahmed, admitted Sarpong to bail of GH¢ 20,000.00 with four sureties. The sureties are to deposit GH¢ 50,000.00 as security at the court’s registry.
Sarpong’s case has been adjourned to September 22, because the trial judge is on leave.
Prosecuting, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Alex Odonkor said in 2011, Sarpong who was domiciled in US, collected the money to purchase the vehicles.
However, he failed to deliver the vehicles and attempts made by Mr Sefa Kayi to recover the amount have been fruitless.
On July 8, this year, Mr Sefa Kayi reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of Sarpong who, in his cautioned statement, admitted the offence.