Former GREDA boss gets bail

Some of the suspects.
Some of the suspects.

Former GREDA boss, Dr Alexander Kofi Tweneboah, charged with SIM Box fraud was on Tuesday granted bail by an Accra Magistrates’ Court in the sum of GH¢50,000.00 with two sureties, one to be justified.

He is also to present himself at the Police CID Headquarters twice a week, on Mondays and Fridays.

Dr. Tweneboah, who has pleaded not guilty to the charge of SIM box fraud, is to reappear before the court on March 3.

At the last court appearance, the case was adjourned for hearing on the bail application filed by Mr Fiifi Abban, counsel for Tweneboah.

He was arrested at his residence at Baatsona, Manet area, on January 15, where several items, including one SIM Box with 64-slot SIM server, 4G Internet Modem, 1 laptop computer and a mini antenna were retrieved.

Three persons namely, Emmanuel Kofi Essilfie, Edmond Essilfie and Kwaku Appiah were arrested but they denied knowledge of the gadgets and mentioned Tweneboah as the owner of the house and the equipment as well.

The prosecution said Tweneboah was, subsequently, traced and arrested.

He said Tweneboah claimed ownership of the equipment and admitted using them to terminate international calls illegally.

The ex-President of GREDA is among other culprits, who are currently in police grips.

The other culprits are Ebenezer Boateng, Victor Owusu, Kwadjo Asare, Emmanuel Kofi Essilfie, Edmond Essilfie and Kweku Appiah,

The rest are, Alvin Habib, Francis Abbey, David Ayitsi and Daniel Nehme, a Lebanese. The arrests were made in Koforidua, Accra, Baatsona, Kumasi, and Tema.

Some of the items retrieved from the operation include, SIM box equipment, SIM cards of the various telecommunication networks, computers, laptops, heavy duty batteries, internal antennas, ACP battery backup and internet routers.

Two of the suspects are, however, on the run.

Source: GNA

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