Musician granted GH¢20,000 bail for allegedly defrauding couple

A musician, who allegedly took GH¢20,000 from a married couple under the pretext of securing them land, but failed to fulfill the promise, has been granted bail by the Accra Circuit Court.

Mr Isaac Adjetey Adjei, who was charged with defrauding by false pretense, pleaded not guilty.

The court presided by Mrs Angelina At­tachie, admitted accused to GH¢20,000 bail with two sureties, and adjourned the case to June 12.

Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Seth Frimpong said that complainants, Evelyn Adiki Addy, and her husband, Adolf Muckenhaupt, both Germans, resided at Adenta, in Accra, while accused was resi­dent of Lakeside, also in Accra.

The court heard that in January 2022, when the complainants visited Marina Park for entertainment, they spotted land around the place and developed interest in it.

The prosecution said the couple told Sheriff, a worker at the park, that they wanted to buy the land, and Sheriff led the couple to accused.

ASP Attachie said accused introduced himself as owner of the land, which he was ready to sell to the couple if they were interested.

The court heard that accused agreed to sell the land to the couple at GH¢120,000.

ASP Attachie said accused produced a site plan he claimed cover the land, and requested that the couple pay an amount (as deposit) to enable him to prepare land documents for them (couple).

The prosecution said the couple paid GH¢20,000 as demanded by accused.

ASP Attachie said when the couple used the site plan to carry out “a search on the land,” they suspected foul play, and reported the matter to the police.

The court heard that accused was arrested and during investigations, he admitted re­ceiving GH¢20,000 from the couple.

ASP Attachie said accused stated that he used part of the money to prepare site plan, bought stones and sand for the renovation of the house he was occupying with his family, and spent the rest.

The prosecution said when the police carried out investigation at the Lands Com­mission, they realised that the land, accused wanted to sell belonged to the Agricultural Cattle Lakeside Estate limited, which was acquired following a judgment, dated May 6, 2020. — GNA

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