Software engineer remanded for forgery, fraud

Eugene Kyei-Yeboah, aka Sparrow, who allegedly rented two vehicles from two rental companies and sold them to a mechanic, has been remanded in custody by the Adentan Circuit Court.

Kyei-Yeboah, 26-year-old software engineer, has been charged with stealing, forgery of the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Authority (DVLA) documents, and two counts of defrauding by false pretences.

Inspector Eric RansfordAbban prayed the court not to take the plea of accused.

The court presided over by Mrs Sedinam Awo Balokah adjourned the case to May 11, 2023.

Insp Abban said that Kyei-Yeboah resides in Tema while the first complainant, a mechanic, resides in Kokomlemle, Accra.

The court heard that the first complainant reported to the police that he went to a car garage at Okponglo to buy a car.

The prosecution said the complainant identified a Toyota Corolla with registration number GN 4926-21, bought the vehicle and paid GH¢68,000 cash.

Insp Abban said Kyei-Yeboah handed over a DVLA documents with serial numbers allegedly covering the vehicle for him to “change of ownership.”

The prosecution said the complainant bought an unregistered Toyota Camry, which Kyei-Yeboahbrought to another garage, at La Bawaleshie, at a cost of GH¢50,000.

InspAbbansaid the complainant paid GH¢35,000 cash and also presented a cheque for GH¢15,000 to Kyei-Yeboah.

The prosecution said Kyei-Yeboah handed over a Customs Declaration document to the complainant.

Insp Abban said while the complainant was driving the Toyota Corolla, it was tracked and intercepted at Anyaa, Accra, by the police, who said the vehicle had been stolen from the rightful owner.

The court heard that the complainant drove the Toyota Camry to the Legon District Police and lodged a complaint.

The prosecution said Kyei-Yeboah was grabbed and handed over to the Legon Police, and during investigations,he disclosed that he rented both vehicles from two companies and later sold them to the complainant without the knowledge of the companies.

InspAbbansaid investigation revealed that the Toyota Camry was already registered in the name of Mantey Patience Aku.

The prosecution said Kyei-Yeboah was released on a police enquiry bail whilst investigations were underway, but he jumped bail and engaged in similar offenses until he was arrested. – GNA

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