Man remanded for illegal sale of land

A 49-year-old electronic de­vice repairer, who allegedly granted land without title to an electrician, has been remanded in police cus­tody by the Accra Circuit Court.

The accused, Lespinasse Yemoh, allegedly took GH¢10,000 from the electrician and showed him a plot of land at Peduase, in the Eastern Region.

Yemoh, charged with purporting to grant land without title, pleaded not guilty.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Ramata Asumah, told the court that the com­plainant, Mr Berneth Asiedu, resided in Accra while accused resided in Nsawam.

The prosecution told the court presid­ed over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah that accused told complainant that he had land for sale.

Chief Insp Asumah said accused allegedly led the complainant to the Peduase area and showed him large track of land he claimed belonged to him.

The court heard that accused sold a plot of land to the complainant at GH¢35,000, and the complainant made GH¢10,000 part payment to accused.

He said accused later presented an in­denture on the land to the complainant, but checks at the Lands Commission Office in Koforidua, revealed that accused was not owner of the land.

Chief Insp Asumah said when accused was arrested by the police, he admitted that the land was not registered in his name, but claimed it was registered in his friend’s name on his behalf.

The prosecution said efforts made by the police for accused to lead the police for investigations to the said friend proved futile. —GNA

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