Crime

Businessman in trouble for defrauding hotel manager of GH¢60,000

PAn Accra circuit court granted GH¢60,000.00 bail with two sureties to a 43-year-old businessman, for allegedly defrauding a hotel manager.

Maxwell Bortey, suspect, is alleged to have defrauded, the manager of GH¢60,000.00, under the pretext of securing him land.

He has denied the offence, and the court ordered him to deposit his bank identity card with the registry of the court.

Bortey reappear in court on Friday, September 6.

Police Chief Inspector William Kojo Boateng told the court presided by Mrs Ruby Naa Adjeley Quaison that Mr Bright Boakye Agyekum is the complainant, and a resident of Lashibi whereas Bortey lived at Nungua, all in the Greater Accra Region.

He said in 2016, Bortey sold two plots of land, and situated at Santor in Kpong Katamanso District to the complainant for GH¢60,000.00.

The court heard that the complainant fenced the land and travelled to the United States of America, and in September, the same year, complainant’s sister informed him that the land had been divided into two by Bortey Oko, the elder sister of accused.

Prosecution said the complainant contacted accused on the issue and he promised to resolve the matter.

Chief Inspt Boateng said in 2017, accused met the complainant and they both agreed that a new land would be given to the complainant.

He said the accused gave one-and-half plots of land to the complainant, and promised to provide documents covering the land, but failed to do so.

Chief Inspt Boateng said a complaint was lodged with the police leading to the arrest of Bortey.

Police investigations discovered that the second land had been sold to another person and after investigations, he was arraigned. – GNA     

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