Former MP in court for alleged GH¢33,600 fraud

Daoud Anum Yemoh, a former Member of Parliament (MP) for Domebra-Obom Constituency, has appeared before an Accra circuit court for allegedly defrauding a retired nurse of GH¢33,600.00.

The former MP is alleged to have collected the amount under the pretext of providing the retired nurse with five plots of land at New Legon in Accra.

Charged with defrauding by false pretenses, Yemoh pleaded not guilty, and the court presided by Mrs Priscilla Mireku Dapaah, admitted him to bail in the sum of GH¢30,000.00. 

He is to reappear in two weeks’ time.

 Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Evans Kesse told the court that complainant Madam Justina Hine, is a Ghanaian retired nurse, based in the United Kingdom (UK).

ASP Kesse said in June 1997, whilst the complainant was in the UK, the former MP convinced her to pay the amount as part payment for five plots of land at New Legon.

According to the prosecution, in 2006, Yemoh asked the complainant to send SUV 4×4 vehicle from abroad at a cost of GH¢33,600.00 to make up for the price of the five plots that he promised her, which she did.

In 2009, prosecution said the complainant returned from overseas to develop the plots of land, but another person showed up claiming ownership of the plots of land.

ASP Kesse said accused promised to offer another parcel of land to the complainant, but he failed, and went into hiding until he was nabbed by the Police. – GNA

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