A Kumasi Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a trader accused of swindling four persons under the pretext of helping them to secure employment.
George Adjei had collected a total of GHȼ74,000.00 from the victims with a promise to get them employed at the Ghana Revenue Authority (GRA) and Social Security and the National Insurance Trust (SSNIT) but failed to keep to his word.
He was arraigned, pleaded not guilty to the crime and granted GHȼ80,000.00 bail but jumped the bail.
His two other accomplices, George Boafo and Daniel Aluu, are also on the run.
The court, presided over by Mrs. Mary Nsenkyire, has adjourned the case to September 1.
The crime, according to police Inspector Benjamin Owusu Agyemang happened between 2012 and 2014.
He said Adjei and the two other fugitive accomplices had convinced the victims – Ernest Kwaku Adjei, Stephen Twumasi Ankrah, James Addai and Prince Adu Ankrah that they were connected and could get them employed at a fee.
After collecting the money, they went into hiding and a formal report was made to the police.
Adjei was later spotted in Ejisu and arrested, put before court and admitted to bail but failed to re-appear to answer for his crime.