Banker granted bail for allegedly defrauding victim of GH¢274,000

 A 28-year-old banker, who allegedly took GH¢274,000 from a business consultant under the pretext of investing the money for him at TF Finance Service, but failed, has been granted bail by the Accra Circuit Court.

The accused, Fredricca Appiah, who allegedly used the money for her personal gain, was charged with defrauding by false pretense. He pleaded not guilty.

The Court presided over by Mrs Susana Eduful, admitted the accused GH¢300,000 bail with three sureties.

The Court ordered that all the sureties should be family mem­bers.

Prosecution, was directed by the Court to file and serve all disclo­sures and witness statements on the lawyers of the accused.

The case has been adjourned to March 7, 2023.

Police Inspector Teye Okuffo, prosecuting, told the Court that the complainant, Atazona Abdul Rahman Awineyanga was a busi­ness consultant and a resident of Achimota, while accused resided at Burma Camp, Accra.

The prosecution said both accused and the complainant were involved in a business transaction called “pay off ” for a long time.

Insp Okuffo said on June 7, 2022, accused told the com­plainant about the invest­ment promotional package that TF Finance Service were embarking on.

The prose­cution said the complainant, who was also a businessman decided to give it a try.

Insp Okuffo said accused demand­ed and collected GH¢274,000 from the com­plainant under the pretext of in­vesting the money for him.

The pros­ecution said accused after succeeding in taking the money, promised to give the investment document to the complainant after the money had been invested, but failed and went into hiding.

Insp Okuffo said accused failed to answer the com­plainant’s calls and went into hiding.

The prosecution said the com­plainant made his own enquiry at the TF Finance Office and the company denied ever embarking on any investment promotional package.

Insp Okuffo said the com­plainant realised that he had been duped and he lodged a complaint at Nima Police, and accused was arrested through Military Police, Burma Camp.

It said accused in her cau­tioned statement admitted taking the money from the complainant to invest for him.

Insp Okuffo said further investigation revealed that accused did not invest the money but rather used it for her personal gain. —GNA

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