Furnish defence with documents – Court orders prosecution in Akosua Agyapong case
Hearing into the case of Akosua Agyapong, 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 could not take place on Monday.
This was because one of the defence lawyers for Akosua said he could not procure the witness statements from the prosecution for the trial to kick start.
Mr B.T. Agbalie one of the defence Attorney’s said prosecution was playing “hanky panky” game with the statements adding that the prosecutor told him that the statements were with the Police investigator.
Prosecuting Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Agnes Boafo denied that she failed to provide defence attorney with the relevant statements.
The court presided over by Mrs Priscilla Dapaah Mireku ordered prosecution to furnish the defence counsel with the documents they intend to rely on.
Akosua and 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, has pleaded not guilty and on bail in the sum of GH¢160,000.00 with three sureties one of whom is to be justified.
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 has also pleaded not guilty to the charges.
ASP Boafo 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 who was interested in a parcel of land by the roadside to display his cars for sale contacted Akosua for assistance.
The Prosecutor said she 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 prosecution said.
The case has been adjourned to December 5.