Crime

Woman in court for theft, forgery

Eunice Adu a 48­year­old travel agent, who is accused of stealing land title certificate and other documents belonging to his former husband to secure  loan at a bank, has appeared before the Madina District Court.

Eunice has been charged with stealing and four counts of forgery, and with her in the dock was Patrick Koduah, a banker, who is also facing a charge of abetment.

They have both pleaded not guilty and are on GH₵10, 000 bail each with one surety each.

They are expected to reappear before the court presided by Mr Richard Delali Anku, on January 20.

Police Chief Inspector Gulliver Kwabena Tenkorang said the complainant, Martin Acheampong Dankwah, is a 50­year­old businessman residing at East Legon, Accra.

The court heard that Eunice is the Chief Executive Officer of Travel Bureau Africa and Koduah is a banker at Stanbic Bank.

Prosecution said the complainant and Eunice were once married and have two children.

Chief Insp Tenkorang said on December 28, 2016, the marriage was customarily dissolved by their respective families.

He said in 2010, the complainant realised that his land title certificate had been stolen from his bedroom.

Prosecution said when complainant asked Eunice if the documents were with her,  she denied seeing the documents.

Chief Insp Tenkorang said the complainant opted to acquire a new document from the Land Title Registry Department of the Land Commission.

The prosecution said while going through the process it was detected that stolen land title certificate, has been used as deed of mortgage by himself and Travel Bureau Limited in favour of Stanbic Ghana Limited.

Chief Insp Tenkorang said the complainant, however, had no idea of the said transaction and reported the matter to the police on August 20, 2018.

Prosecution said during investigation, the Managing Director of Stanbic obliged to a court order and provided police with photocopies of some documents.

They include  consent letter, facility letters, land title certificate, deed of mortgage, memorandum, statutory declaration, board resolution letter and financial statement for the year ending December 31, 2019.

Chief Insp Tenkorang  said when the police went through the document it came to light that the stolen land title certificate of the complainant was used by Eunice as collateral to secure $150,000 loan in 2007.

Police also detected that Eunice forged complainant’s signature on the deed of mortgage.- GNA

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