Pensioner in trouble for swindling businesswoman

A 70-year-old pensioner, who defrauded a businesswoman in Kumasi, has been granted a GH¢2,000.00 bail with two sureties by the Nkawie Circuit Court.

The plea of Kwadwo Osei Adu, was not taken, and he would make another appearance before the court, presided by Mr Michael Johnson Abbey, on June 27, this year.
 Prosecuting, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Sylvanus Dalmeida told the court that the accused was a retired settlement planner, while the complainant was a businesswoman, living in Kumasi.

The court heard that in the year 2003, the accused, who posed as the chief of Odeneho Kwadaso, a suburb of Kumasi, sold land to the complainant at a cost of GH¢ 4,000.00.

Prosecution said the accused later stopped the complainant from developing the land, claiming somebody was contesting ownership of the land.

ASP Dalmeida said somewhere last year, the complainant detected that another person was developing the land and informed the accused.

 He said accused could not give any tangible explanation to the complainant, and so she reported the case to the Nkawie police.

 ASP Dalmeida said accused was arrested and upon investigations, it was revealed that the land does not belong to him. – GNA

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