Mason granted GH¢80,000 bail for fraud

 The Dormaa Circuit Court in the Bono Region has granted GH¢80,000 bail to a mason for allegedly defrauding some unsuspecting people.

The suspect, Enoch Owusu, 35, persuaded and collected huge sums of money from the vic­tims, including teachers, traders, students and some unemployed people, under the pretext of help­ing his victims to get enlistment into security agencies.

He pleaded not guilty to eight counts of defrauding by false pretence and would be in court on February 6, 2023.

To meet his bail conditions, Owusu is expected to provide three sureties for justification.

Police Inspector (P/Inspt.) Em­manuel Asare told the court pre­sided over by Mr Samuel Djanie Kotey that the complainants were residents of Dormaa-Ahenkro and Goaso in the Ahafo Region.

He explained that since 2019, the suspect, who is a resident of Dormaa-Ahenkro, had been convincing interested people that he could help them gain recruited into security agencies on protocol, and collected huge sums of money from the complainants.

After collecting the money, the suspect, who was unable to help recruit any of the complainants, went into hiding, P/Insp. Asare stated.

The court heard that the com­plainants reported the matter to the police where the suspect was arrested accordingly. — GNA

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