Artiste in court for alleged Visa fraud

Monalisa Abigail Semeha, popularly known in the entertain­ment industry as “Mona Gucci”, accused of Visa fraud, has been granted GH¢200,000.00 bail with one surety by the Accra Circuit Court.

She purportedly took GH¢103,400.00 from a trader under the pretext of securing her United State of America visas for her clients but failed.

Charged with defrauding by false pretense, Mona Gucci, who is also a travel consultant, plead­ed not guilty when she appeared before the court presided over by Mr Isaac Addo.

Mona Gucci is expected to re-appear before court on De­cember 11.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Seth Frimpong, prosecuting, told the court that the complainant, Ms Comfort Obiri, was a trader and resided at Ofankor, while Mona Gucci resided at Odorkor, Accra.

The prosecution said in February 2019, the complainant was introduced to accused by a woman known as Esther as a person (accused) who could secure United State of America visa for her (complainant).

ASP Frimpong said the complainant met accused in Accra and she (accused) assured her (complainant) that she could secure USA Visa for her at a cost of GH¢40,000.00.

The prosecution said the complainant introduced three people to Mona Gucci so that she could secure for them USA visa.

ASP Frimpong said the accused collected GH¢103,400.00 from the three people under the pretext of securing them USA Visas, but failed to deliver on her promise.

The prosecution said accused promised to refund the money to the victims, but failed. —GNA

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