Crime

Businessman fined GH₵48,000.00 for defrauding colleague

A 40-year-old businessman, who swindled his colleague in the sale of two vehicles, have been sentenced to a fine of GH₵48,000.00, by an Accra Circuit Court.

Leslie Tetteh Praha, in default, would serve eight months imprisonment.

Leslie, charged with defrauding by false pretence, was found guilty by the court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Haligah, told the court that the complainant, Mr Samuel Asare, was a businessman residing at South La, Accra.

The court heard that in 2018, Leslie approached Madam Eunice Dowuona, to buy three Matrix cars.

Chief Insp Dowuona said that after conducting checks, Madam Dowuona released the three vehicles to Leslie, and he used one to secure loan and sold the other two to the complainant.

The prosecution said the complainant raised GHc29,000.00 for Leslie leaving the balance of GHc1,000.00.

Chief Insp Dowuona said Madam Dowuona who did not know anything about the sale of the two cars reported Leslie to the Sakumono Police that he failed to pay for vehicles he bought from her.

Prosecution said Mr Asare, the complainant, was arrested because he had in his possession the two vehicles, and he was granted police enquiry bail, he also caused the arrest of Leslie, at Osu. – GNA

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