Dispatch rider granted GH₵40, 000 bail

An Accra Circuit Court has granted a GH₵40, 000.00 bail with three sureties to a dispatch rider who feigned a robbery attack near the National Theatre.

The Court ordered that two of the sureties should be civil servants.

Godfred Katasu, the dispatch rider, under the guise of defrauding his boss of GH₵69, 000.00, reported the fake incident to the Ministries’ Police on February 11, 2022.

Katasu is facing charges of stealing and deceiving a public officer, which he denied and is said to make a next appearance on March 29, 2022.

Police Chief Inspector, Benson Benneh, Prosecuting, told the Court that Ishmael Abass Iddrisu was the complainant and the Chief Executive Officer of Tycon Forex Bureau located at Abossey Okai, and lived at Amanfrom whilst Katasu, a dispatch rider for the Institution, lived at Kasoa.

Chief Inspector Benneh said on February 11, 2022, at about 1100 hours, the complainant sent the accused person to collect GH₵69, 000.00 from his business partner at Rawlings Park near Makola and deposit same in his Consolidated Bank of Ghana (CBG) account.

He said after collecting the money, Katasu rode to Odawna, a suburb of Adabraka, and hid it and told the complainant on the phone that he had been attacked and robbed of the money and the complainant then asked him to report the incident to the police which he did.

Chief Inspector Benneh said the complainant again asked him to collect another amount from Kasoa and he went back to Odawna to get the hidden money which he sent to his house before running the other errand.

He said on February 27, 2022, Katasu confided in his father about the theft, and he (father) informed the complainant. Kataasu was arrested andhe refunded an amount of GH₵60,000.00 after he admitted the offence in his statement. -GNA

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