Businessman granted GH¢80,000 bail over alleged fraud

An Accra Circuit Court has granted GH¢80,000.00 bail to a businessman for allegedly defrauding by false pretense through fictitious trading.

Emmanuel Omani, 39, pleaded not guilty to defrauding by false pretense by fictitious trading 

The Court presided over by Mrs Evelyn Asamoah adjourned the case to May 30, 2022.

Prosecution, Police Chief Inspector Benson Benneh told the Court that, the complaint, Mr Frank Yin, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Amakye Group of Company Limited, dealers in imported goods.

Prosecution said the shop was located at Opera Square, Accra.

Police Chief Insp Benneh said that accused was also a businessman and resided at Amasaman, a suburb of Accra.

He said in January 2022, accused went for 465 electric standing fans valued GHS95,325.00  from Mr Yin under the pretext of supplying them to his customers and bring the proceeds to complainant r one week.

Prosecution said after accused had delivered the goods to his customers, he failed to honour his promise and all efforts made by Mr Yin to retrieve the goods and the money proved futile.

Chief Insp Benneh said a formal complaint was lodged with the police, leading to the arrest of the accused.

Prosecution said upon his arrest, accused refunded only GH¢23,000.00 to the police but failed to refund the remaining amount. – GNA

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