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Spiritualist defrauds two of GH¢ 7,500

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Iddrissu Muhammed, a spiritualist at Assin Akonfodi, who allegedly defrauded two young men of GH¢ 7,500.00 under the pretext of doubling it for them, has been granted bail by a circuit in Cape Coast.

Muhammed pleaded not guilty to defrauding by false pretence and the court presided over by Mr Samuel Asare-Nyarko granted him a bail of GH¢ 20,000.

Chief Inspector Kingsley Ockom, the prosecutor, told the court that the two men, Kofi Sammy and Kwame Yeboah are businessmen who returned from Russia in January 2010.

He said on January 13 this year, a friend of the young men who is now out of the country introduced Iddrissu to them as a powerful spiritualist who assisted people to become rich.

Chief Inspector Ockom said the two then consulted Muhammed at Assin Akonfodi and he told them that he could double any amount of money brought to him and to buttress his claims, he took the two returnees to his room where he showed them a coffin full of money in GH¢ 50 denominations.

He said the young men became interested in the deal and together gave GH¢ 7,500 to be doubled for them and  they were asked them to come back in three days.

The complainants went to the house of the spiritualist on the third day but did not meet him and after some days, a report was made to the police, he added.

Chief Inspector Ockom said the police followed up to Muhammed’s house but he was nowhere to be found and during a search in his room in the presence of his father, the police found ten coffins full of newspapers with blood stains on them.

He said the coffins and its contents were brought to the police station while samples of the newspapers have +been sent to the Ghana Standard Board in Accra for forensic examination.

Chief Inspector Ockom said on the 21st of May 2011, at about 21:45hrs Muhammed was arrested by some good samaritans and handed over to the police and during investigations he admitted that he collected GH¢1,800 and not GH¢7,500.

The Police are awaiting report from the Ghana Standard Board to ascertain the type of blood found on the newspapers.

Source: GNA

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