Court issues arrest warrant for researcher over alleged GH¢75,000 fraud

The Accra Circuit Court has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a research­er, Prince Abdulai, over an alleged GH¢75,000 car fraud.

 This was after Prince Abdulai had failed to appear before Court.

This followed failure of Ab­dulai, who took GH¢60,000 and a refrigerator worth GH¢15,000 from Mr Ben Acheampong under the pretext of selling him a vehi­cle, to appear in court.

Prosecuting, Inspector Daniel Ofori-Appiah, said Mr Ache­ampong, the complainant, is a businessman living at Osu, whilst Abdulai lived at West Legon, all suburbs of Accra.

Prosecution said both the com­plainant and accused were friends.

Insp Ofori-Appiah said in 2021, accused claimed ownership of a faulty black Range Rover vehicle, which was parked at a fitting shop at Abelemkpe, and was being offered for sale.

The court presided over by Mrs Ellen Ofei Ayeh, heard that the complainant after inspecting the ve­hicle, agreed to buy it at GH¢78,000.

Insp Ofori-Appiah said the complainant made part payment of GH¢60,000 and also received a fridge, valued at GH¢15,000.

The prosecution said latter when complainant realised that the vehicle did not belong to ac­cused, he (complainant) demand­ed refund of his money, but to no avail.

Insp Ofori-Appiah said a report was made to the police leading to the arrest of accused.

The court heard that Investi­gations established that accused was not the owner of the vehicle, and he refunded GH¢46,000 of the money he took, and went into hiding.

Insp Ofori-Appiah said a forfeiture of recognisance was served on the surety to produce accused, but to no avail.

The case has been adjourned to February 22, 2023. —GNA

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