Thursday 25th August, 2016
Gifty Amofa, GNA
Kumasi, Aug 25, GNA – A Kumasi Circuit Court
has issued a bench warrant for the arrest of a trader, accused of swindling
four persons under the pretext of helping them to secure employment.
George Adjei had collected a total of GH¢ 74,000.00
from the victims with a promise to get them employed by the Ghana Revenue
Authority (GRA) and Social Security and the National Insurance Trust (SSNIT)
but failed to keep his word.
He was arraigned, pleaded not guilty to the
crime and granted GH¢ 80,000.00 bail but jumped bail.
His two other accomplices, George Boafo and
Daniel Aluu, are also on the run.
The court, presided over by Mrs. Mary
Nsenkyire, has adjourned the case to September 01.
The crime according to police Inspector
Benjamin Owusu Agyemang happened between year 2012 and 2014.
He said Adjei and the two other fugitive
accomplices had convinced the victims – Ernest Kwaku Adjei, Stephen Twumasi
Ankrah, James Addai and Prince Adu Ankrah that they were connected and could get
them employed at a fee.
After collecting the money, they went into
hiding and a formal report was made to the police.
Adjei was later spotted in Ejisu and
arrested, put before court and admitted to bail but failed to re-appear to
answer for his crime.