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Court remands businessman for defrauding Surveyor

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A Tarkwa Circuit Court has remanded into police custody a 32-year old businessman, Michael Gyasi Ampofo for defrauding a Surveyor, Daniel Addo Nartey, under the pretext of securing him a Nissan Pathfinder.

Ampofo who pleaded not guilty and would re-appear before court on April 18, was paid GH¢24,025.00 to ensure that the deal was concluded.

Detective Chief Inspector Oscar Amponsah told the court presided over by Mr Samuel Obeng Diawuo that the complainant Daniel Addo Nartey is a Mine Surveyor with Adamus Resources Limited at Essiama in the Western Region and the accused used to be a former employee in the same company.

He said in March 2011, the accused got to know that the complainant wanted to buy a Nissan Pathfinder 2006 model vehicle and agreed to buy the car for him from the USA with a shipping cost of $1,500.00.

Inspector Amponsah said on March 28 2011, the complainant asked his wife Justina Addo Nartey to withdraw cash of GH¢24,025.00 which is equivalent to $15,000.00 from his account with Merchant bank, Tarkwa and paid it into the Ecobank account of the accused at Kenyase.

He said after collecting the money he failed to honor his promise and went in to hiding and a report was made to the police who later heard through an informant that the accused was about to transact a similar deal with another person at Community 11 in Tema.

Inspector Amponsah said on April 6, the police proceeded to “Le Randezvou” spot at Community 11, Tema where the accused was met whiles in the process of concluding a deal and was subsequently arrested and escorted to Tarkwa.

Source: GNA

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