Businessman fined ¢48,000 over fraud

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A 40-year-old businessman, who swindled his colleague over the sale of two vehicles, has been sentenced to a fine of GH¢48,000 by an Accra Circuit Court.

He was charged with defrauding by false pretense, was found guilty at the end of the trial by the court presided over by Mrs. Evelyn Asamoah.

Leslie Tetteh Praha, in default, would serve eight months imprisonment.

Prosecuting, Chief Inspector Emmanuel Haligah, told the court that the complainant, Mr Samuel Asare, was a businessman residing at South La, Accra.

Chief Inspector Haligah said in the year 2018, Madam Eunice Dowuona, a witness in the case was offering three Matrix cars for sale.

The Prosecution said Leslie approached Madam Dowuona to buy her three Matrix vehicles.

The court heard that after conducting some checks, Madam Dowuona gave the vehicles to Leslie, who after taking delivery of the vehicles used one to secure a loan facility and sold the other two to the complainant who showed interest in buying the two cars.

The Prosecution said the complainant managed to raise GH¢29,000 for Leslie leaving the balance of GH¢1,000.

Madam Dowuona who did not know anything about the sale of the two cars reported Leslie to the Sakumono Police over non- payment of the vehicles, the Prosecutor added.

The Prosecution said Mr Asare, the complainant was arrested because he had in his possession the two vehicles.

When Mr Asare was granted police enquiry bail he also caused the arrest of Leslie at Osu.


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