Akosua Adjepong pleads not guilty to fraud charges
Akosua Adjepong, a highlife musician, who is accused of conspiring with her brother to defraud a businessman of GH¢105,000.00 in a land transaction deal has pleaded not guilty.
Appearing before the court on Tuesday, Akosua was admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢160,000.00 with three sureties, one to be a public or civil servant earning not less than GH¢2,000.00.
She is expected to reappear on November 13 before the court presided over by Mrs Cecilia Dapaa Mireku.
Earlier, Akosua’s defence Attorney, Mr G.H. Quist informed the court that his client was indisposed at the last sitting hence could not be present in court. However soon after her recovery, Akosua has respectfully turned up in court, Defence counsel said.
Defence counsel in his bail application intimated that Akosua, who is a Ghanaian, has a fixed place of abode and would present herself in court whenever she was needed.
According to defence counsel, Akosua would not interfere with investigations and would cooperate with the Police.
At the last sitting Akosua did not turn up in court when the case was called.
Her accomplice Frank Agyemang, a businessman, a.k.a. Killer Boss, has been charged with conspiracy to commit crime and fraudulent transaction of land.
Frank Agyemang, who has also pleaded not guilty at the last sitting, is on bail in the sum of GH¢160,000.00 with three sureties with one to be justified.
Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo, prosecuting said the complainant in the case was a car dealer whiles Agyemang is a building contractor.
According to ASP Boafo, in February this year, the businessman wanted a parcel of land by the roadside to display his cars for sale. As a result, he contacted Akosua for assistance.
The musician, the prosecutor said, told the businessman that she had a plot of land for rent, but the businessman wanted an outright sale.
ASP Boafo said Akosua later introduced Agyemang to the complainant as her brother, who had one plot of land opposite the West Hills Mall for sale.
The businessman after inspecting the land expressed interest.
The Prosecutor said Akosua assured the complainant that the land was genuine and that Agyemang was the rightful owner.
“They then took the businessman to the Lands Commission, went into one of the offices and came out with someone who confirmed that the land indeed belonged to Agyemang, and upon this, the businessman became convinced,’’ she added.
Afterwards, the prosecutor said, the businessman paid GH¢105,000.00 for the land and later gave a Toyota RAV 4 vehicle costing GH¢100,000.00 to Agyemang for another plot of land.
“When the complainant went to work on the land, another person came to him claiming ownership of the land with the original documents. He reported the matter to the police leading to Akosua and Agyemang’s arrest.
Agyemang, through his uncle, has released the vehicle to the police,’’ the prosecutor said.