Businessman granted bail for GH¢45,000 fraud

An Accra Circuit Court has granted GH¢10,000 bail to a businessman for defrauding Hajia Fuazia of GH¢45,000.

Mohamed Nael Assani, who pleaded not guilty to the charge of defrauding by false pretence, was to provide surety, valid photo ID card, and re-appear before court on September 17, 2018.

Assani allegedly collected the money from Fauzia under the pretext of selling to her Hyundai Tucson vehicle 2013 model for GHc56,000.

The prosecutor, Deputy Superintendent of Police, (DSP) Mawunyo  Nanegbe, told the court presided by Mrs. Ruby N.A. Quayson that between February and March, this year, accused advertised the said car on Tonaton.com

DSP Mawunyo  Nanegbe said the complainant and her  mechanic met accused at a supermarket at Tema Community 25, and inspected the vehicle and agreed to purchase the vehicle at GH¢45,000.00.

The prosecutor said on April 15, complainant met accused at Legon Bookshop, Accra, and handed over GHc45, 000.00 to accused, who intend handed over the vehicle and documents to complainant.

DSP Nanegbe said the complainant  asked accused to accompany her to Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) for the change of ownership of the vehicle, but accused refused and left.

The court heard that complainant drove the vehicle from Legon towards DVLA, but the vehicle suddenly stopped at the Airport Residential Area, Accra, and complainant upon inspection of the document, noticed that the vehicle was 2010 model instead of 2013 model.

DSP Nanegbe indicated that accused was arrested, and investigation indicated that the initial engine No. AKYXVO245PEA of the vehicle had been replaced with a faulty engine No.6JHLIG10023.

By Agnes Opoku Sarpong and Deborah Asuma

 

 

 

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