Battle In Court Over Sale Of I.C. Quaye’s Land
A gym instructor is standing trial at an Accra Circuit Court for allegedly selling four plots of land belonging to Honourable Sheik I.C Quaye to a traditional ruler in Accra, at a cost of GH¢60,000.
Awudu Musah took advantage of the trust the former Ayawaso Central Member of Parliament had put in him as a caretaker and sold the land to the complainant at the said amount.
The activity of Awudu Musah came to light when Mohammed Quaye and Abdul Hassan Salifu, who are brothers of the former MP, saw the ongoing project of the complainant on the said land.
The two brothers, without confronting the complainant and Awudu, caused damage to a fence wall and made away with some of the complainant’s belongings in his absence.
Awudu Musah is facing the charge of fraudulent transaction whilst Mohammed Quaye and Abdul Hassan Salifu are facing charges of conspiracy, causing unlawful damage and entry.
All accused persons pleaded not guilty to all the charges leveled against them before the court presided over by Ms Ellen Amoah, and have been admitted to bail in the sum of GH¢60,000 with two sureties each. They are expected to re-appear before the court on November 4, 2013.
The prosecuting officer, DSP Abraham Annor told the court that some time in 2006, Honourable Sheik I.C Quaye required five plots of land situated at Ogbonglo from Nii Joseph Torgbor Obodai II, the Chief of Ogbojo, a suburb of Accra.
According to him, I.C Quaye subsequently put Awudu Musah in charge of the land and introduced him to Nii Joseph Torgbor Obodai II accordingly.
He said Honorable I.C Quaye later gave one of the plots to Awudu Musah as a gift, which he sold to a third party and continued to take care of the remaining four plots for Honorable IC Quaye.
‘During December 2007, Awudu Musah met the complainant and informed him that Honorable I.C Quaye instructed him to sell the four plots of land to any interested person, where the complainant expressed interest and was introduced to Nii Joseph Torgbor Obodai II, by Awudu Musah,’ the prosecutor added.
He recounted that Nii Joseph Torgbor Obodai II confirmed the relationship between Awudu Musah, and Honorable I.C Quaye to the complainant and as he was convinced, he paid GH¢60,000 to Awudu Musah as full payments for the plots of land.
DSP Annor mentioned that Awudu Musah, after collecting the said amount, informed Nii Joseph Torgbor Obodai II that Honorable I.C Quaye had instructed that the document of the land be prepared and handed over to the complainant, where Nii Obodai obliged.
According to him, the complainant, therefore, built a fence wall around the land, deposited some building materials and other valuables and further fixed two sets of iron gates with locks.
‘Mohammed Quaye and Abdul Hassan Salifu, who are brothers of Honourable Sheik I.C Quaye, upon seeing what the complainant has done caused damage to portions of the fence wall, removed the Iron Gate and forcibly entered the land.’
Mohammed Quaye and Abdul Hassan Salifu collected some valuables, including iron gates and two poly tanks among others from the land, but later surrendered same to the police,’ he added.
DSP Annor said during investigations Honorable Sheik I.C Quaye denied knowledge of the sales made to the complainant.
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