Trader arraigned for fraud

Adjoa Dansoa, a trader, has appeared before an Accra Circuit Court charged with defrauding by false pretence.

Adjoa, who pleaded not guilty, is alleged to have defrauded Joseph Asante of GH¢25,000.00.

Police Chief Inspector Jubiok Michaels told the Court that the complainant is a loan officer at Oval Microfinance limited, at Accra Newtown, while the accused is a trader and resides at Lomnava, near Lapaz.

He said on December 12, accused person acquired a loan facility of GH¢25,000.00 from the company, and promised to pay back in a period of eight months.

Chief Inspector Michaels said the accused person issued separate Fidelity Bank cheques bearing same numbers to the micro finance company.

He said during the period of January and July 2013, the complainant presented the cheques to the bank, but all were dishonoured.

The prosecution told the Court that the accused person then she went into hiding, vacated her house and all efforts made by the complainant to retrieve the money proved futile.

Chief Inspector Michaels said on September 6, the accused person changed her name to Karine Prempeh and went to AE Microfinance Limited at Kasoa to acquire another loan facility, the police was immediately informed and she was subsequently arrested.

He said during investigation she admitted the offence.

Source: GNA

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