Motor mechanic defrauds police officer of $7,600

A motor mechanic, who allegedly defrauded a police officer of $7,600 under the pretext of purchasing a plot of land and renting two apartments to her in Accra, but failed to do so, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court.


Fuseini Alhassan charged with two counts of defrauding by false pretences pleaded not guilty.


The court presided by Mrs.Malike Wornya Dey admitted Alhassan to bail in the sum of GH¢70,000.00 with two sureties one to be justified.


Alhassan is expected to reappear on December 20.


Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Isaac Agbemehia narrated that the complainant Ms.SekinaIssah is a Police officer residing at Akweteyman in Accra.


Chief Insp Agbemehia said Alhassan resides at Lamptey Mills near Kasoa, and in August 2016, the complainant whiles in Sudan during a United Nations Peace Keeping duties asked Alhassan to inspect land at Amasaman which a colleague had told her about.


He said the complainant in June, this year, sent $3,200 to Samuel Ninson, a witness in the case, to be given to Alhassan to purchase the land.


Chief Insp Agbemehia said, Alhassan informed the complainant that the land at Amasaman was registered in the name of a certain woman when he ascertained at the Lands Commission.


Prosecution said Alhassan assured the complainant that he could secure a litigation-free land for her, and so sent her a photograph of land with a single room on it, situated at Ablekuma, as the land he had bought for the complainant at a cost of GH¢22,000.00.


According to Chief Insp Agbemehia, Alhassan sent a photograph of an uncompleted apartment at Alajo, and alleged that it belonged to his uncle, who wanted individuals to complete them and rented it at a cost of GH¢170.00 a month.


The prosecution said the complainant sent $4,400 to Mr. John Bediako to Alhassan to complete two apartments for her (complainant) and a colleague.


Chief Insp Agbemehia said Alhassan later called the complainant, saying that his uncle has rescinded his decision to rent out the two apartments so he was going to use the $4,400 to purchase 4,300 pieces of cement blocks for her and same placed on her land at Ablekumah.


When the complainant returned to Ghana, she asked Alhassan to send her to Ablekumah so she could inspect her land and the 4,300 pieces of cement blocks but he failed.


Chief Insp Agbemehia said due to the intense pressure mounted on Alhassan, he took the complainant to a land, which looked different from the one sent her by the accused earlier on.


Prosecution said Alhassan has also failed to produce documents covering the plot of land at Ablekumah, hence a report was made to the Police and accused was arrested. – GNA

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