Prince Tagoe granted GH¢100,000 bail over alleged fraud

 The Circuit Court in Accra trying former Black Stars player, Prince Tagoe, for alleged fraud has granted him a GH¢100,000 bail with three sureties, one of whom should be a civil servant.

The court presided over by Mr Samuel Bright Acquah ordered that one of the sureties could be justified with a landed property.

Prince Tagoe has denied the offence and has paid GH¢129,000 out of the $40,000 which is equivalent to GH¢265,200 he allegedly took by false pretence.

A former footballer, Mr George Antwi Boateng, is the complainant.

Prosecuting, Detective Chief Inspector Agartha Abena Asantewaa told the court that Mr Antwi Boateng, also a former Gha­naian footballer, was based in Germany.

He said Tagoe, was once a player under the management of the complainant in Germany.

Chief Insp Asantewaa said in 2020, Tagoe and Boateng met in Ghana and the com­plainant told accused that he needed a 4X4 Lexus vehicle to buy.

The prosecution said accused allegedly agreed to import a vehicle for the com­plainant at $40, 000 equivalent to GH¢265, 200

Chief Insp Asantewaa said on January 8, 2021, $40,000 was paid into the accused person’s Bank Account with the accused acknowledging receipt through a phone call to the complainant.

The court said accused promised to deliv­er the vehicle to the complainant on March 30, 2021, but failed.

Chief Insp Asantewaa said Tagoe called the complainant and pleaded for an additional two weeks to produce the vehicle and the complainant agreed.

The court heard that accused person was not able to import the vehicle as prom­ised.

Chief Insp Asantewaa said on April 27, 2021, the complaint came to Ghana to receive his vehicle, but to no avail.

The prosecution said when the com­plainant called to demand the vehicle, accused stated that he could not import the vehicle and that he had allegedly spent the money on pressing issues. – GNA

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