Man Jailed 4yrs For Defrauding Girlfriend

For defrauding his girlfriend, a 34-year-old Zoomlion employee, Emma-nuel Asare has been jailed four years in hard labour by the Koforidua Circuit Court B.

Asare was said to have collected  GH¢7,700.00 from her girlfriend with the aim of depositing it in a financial institution for her.

He pleaded guilty to the charge of fraudulent breach of trust: contrary to section 128 of Act 29/60.

Presenting the fact of the case, the prosecutor, Police Inspector Benard Annor said the complainant, Comfort Teye Narkuor is a teacher residing at Bisah, a village near Asesewa in the Eastern Region the same as Asare.

He said Asare and Comfort had been intimate friends for the past three years.

Inspector Annor told the court that Asare was an employee at Jet 2 Financial Services at Asesewa, a micro-finance company, now defunct. Comfort was employed as a pupil teacher by the Ghana Education Service.

The prosecution said, Comfort worked for almost two years before receiving her accumulated salary in November, 2012.

He said, upon receiving her salary worth GH¢7,700.00, Asare who was working at the said financial institution convinced Comfort to give the money to him to deposit it for her, with the promise that it will yield an interest of GH¢1,000 within six months.

Inspector Annor said that due to their intimacy, Comfort trusted Asare and gave the money to him.

The prosecutor told the court that in six months time, Comfort who had gained admission into the College of Education asked Asare to withdraw the money for her to enable her use some to buy her things for the college.

Inspector Annor said Asare told Comfort that he had not deposited the money at the bank but rather lent the money to some agents of the Tema Car Dealers Association who promised a higher interest than that of the financial company.

He said Comfort then gave Asare some time to make the money available to her but he failed to give it  to her.

Comfort, therefore, lodged a complaint with the police and Asare was arrested.

Inspector Annor said that during investigation, the convict failed to prove his transaction with either the financial company or the Tema Car Dealers Association.

Inspector Annor said he was thus charged with the offence.   By Alberta Sarpong



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