Crime

Self-styled pastor before court for stealing GH₵60,000

The witness in the case involving Saint John Walker, a self-styled pastor, who allegedly stole GH₵60,000.00 from businesswoman, Mrs Darling Tuffour, failed to appear before an Accra circuit court, on Monday, compelling the court to adjourn hearing to March 30, 2020.

The witness, Maame Dufie, who did not give any reason for her absence was expected to give evidence to the court presided by Emmanuel Essandoh about what she knew about the case and how accused managed to collect the amount from her (Maame Dufie).

Saint John Walker, who has been charged with stealing, pleaded not guilty to the charge when he appeared before court, last year.

The fact are that Mrs Tuffour lent Maame Dufie GH₵100,000.00, which Dufie failed to pay.

However, Maame Dufie failed to keep her promise to repay the money and the two stopped talking to each other.

The accused took advantage of the situation and took GH₵60,000.00 from Maame Dufie, claiming he was sent by the complainant to take the money.

Later, the complainant, who got tired of waiting for her money to be refunded, sent her son to follow up on the debt, only to be told that Madam Dufie had paid GH₵60,000.00 in two installments to accused.

Mrs Tuffour lodged a complaint to the police at East Legon and accused was arrested and arraigned.

BY RAISSA SAMBOU                             

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